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Last month, renowned chef, acclaimed author and popular television personality Anthony Bourdain left this world at 61, in what was deemed a suicide. It was a shocking, sudden and deeply tragic loss for fans all around the world. And among those grieving the hardest is Asia Argento, the filmmaker and actress Bourdain was dating when he passed away. It has unquestionably been a difficult time for Argento, but this week, she provided her social media followers with a heartfelt (and heartbreaking) remembrance of the man she lost, along with a photo of the two taken mere days before he died. Take a look at Asia Argento's tribute to the late Anthony Bourdain below.
In addition to posting this private photo on her Instagram account, Asia Argento also wrote a heartfelt message in Italian, which is translated loosely into English below.
"No more pain than to remember happy times and misery; and that's your doctor. But if we know the first root of our love you have so much affection, I will say as one who cries and says."
Dante Alighieri, Divine Comedy, V canto #Inferno May 27th, 2018
Anthony Bourdain's untimely death continues to weigh heavily on the minds of many people, particularly fans of his popular shows No Reservations and Parts Unknown. The television personality was in the midst of filming the newest season of Parts Unknown when his body was found in a hotel room in Kayerberg, France. CNN aired the final remaining episodes of the series shortly after Bourdain passed away, and Netflix renewed its contract to keep the series on the streaming platform, notably since the series was soon set to be kicked off the site before Bourdain left us. He will be remembered fondly by many for his wit, heart, talent, and persistence. That is certainly the case inside the heart of Asia Argento, as she writes here.
While Asia Argento and Anthony Bourdain were very close, they had no intentions of getting married, according to Bourdain. They were both married previously, with Bourdain still legally married to his wife and the mother of his only daughter, Ottavia Busia-Bourdain, when he passed away last month. In the will, Bourdain left most of his estate to his aforementioned 11-year-old daughter, which is estimated to be near $1.2 million.
While Anthony Bourdain was troubled in his final years, the chef admitted in interviews that he was filled with contentment thanks to Asia Argento. The split between Bourdain and his wife was considered amicable, and while they were no longer romantic lovers, they remained friends until the sad end. If we see any more tributes to Anthony Bourdain's legacy, we'll be sure to post them right here at CinemaBlend.
If you or someone you know have suicidal thoughts, reach out to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK, which is available 24/7 across the United States.