The world is still coming to terms with the tragic death of Anthony Bourdain. The celebrated chef, best-selling author, and world-known television personality passed away a few months earlier, leaving behind a lasting legacy of food fans and travel lovers in the midst of mourning. It is hard to process, and the grief has proven to be extremely difficult for Asia Argento, the girlfriend of the late celebrity. As she revealed in a recent interview, the first one she has allowed about the difficult subject since Bourdain passed away, she is being blamed for the death of Anthony Bourdain by a number of different people. She also got very honest and open about the difficulties she has faced in the aftermath of her late boyfriend's death.
The exclusive interview was conducted by The Daily Mail, and it was during this conversation that she discussed how people have cast blame on her.
People say I murdered him. They say I killed him. But I understand that the world needs to find a reason. I would like to find a reason too. I don't have it. Maybe I would feel some solace in thinking there was something that happened. I understand that people wanted to blame me because he was so deeply loved and he entered in the hearts of so many people, into their lives, into their hearts. So, in a way, I understand that they [want to] see me as the negative person, the destroyer.
The feelings Asia Argento holds for Anthony Bourdain's death are understandably conflicted. Argento claims to be angry at him for leaving both her and her children, but also feels guilt about the pain he carried inside him. In the end, she claims he didn't share that pain, to the point where he took it with him to his end. The two-part interview will talk about a variety of different topics which relate to the actress and filmmaker, including Asia Argento's decision to return to The X-Factor shortly after Anthony Bourdain's death. It will also reportedly address the sexual allegations against Asia Argento, which claim the #MeToo activist slept with Jimmy Bennett when he was 17. Argento claims these allegations have "destroyed her life."
Anthony Bourdain was recently remembered and celebrated during this month's annual Emmy awards, where the late television personality walked away with six posthumous Emmys. For his work on CNN's Parts Unknown, including Best Non-Fiction Writing for the series. In addition to his work on television, Bourdain is also remembered as an author, notably for the best-selling confessional memoir, Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly, the book which propelled Bourdain into superstardom, among other achievements throughout his career. He is undoubtedly missed today.
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