Asia Argento says she is ‘devastated’ after the unexpected death of her boyfriend Anthony Bourdain, who was found dead from a suicide on Friday.
In a statement posted to Twitter, the actress, 42, remembered the 61-year-old celebrity chef as ‘brilliant’ and her ‘protector’.
‘Anthony gave all of himself in everything that he did. His brilliant, fearless spirit touched and inspired so many, and his generosity knew no bounds. He was my love, my rock, my protector. I am beyond devastated. My thoughts are with his family. I would ask that you respect their privacy and mine,’ Argento wrote.
The statement came hours after Argento posted an image to her Instagram story that seemed to allude to Bourdain. In it, she wore a shirt with an image of Sid Vicious on it, one of Bourdain’s idols, and the wording ‘f*** everyone’. She then wrote over the image: ‘You know who you are.’ That picture, which was posted just two hours before the public announcement of Bourdain’s death, she deleted the image hours after his death.
Bourdain hanged himself while staying at the Le Chambard hotel in Kaysersberg, France, where he was filming an upcoming episode of his CNN show Parts Unknown, according to French media. Rooms at the hotel sell for $263 to $423 U.S. dollars a night.
Bourdain met Argento when they shot an episode of Parts Unknown in December of 2016, shortly after he broke up with his second wife, MMA fighter Ottavia Busia – the mother of his only child.
But lately, there had been speculation about whether the couple were still together. On Monday, Argento was pictured walking around Rome with journalist Hugo Clement. The two were photographed laughing and hugging. This was also just days after Bourdain bought a moody painting with the ominous title ‘The world is falling down, I am learning to live with it’.
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Source: Daily Mail