It is with a heavy heart that we announce the death of CNN’s Anthony Bourdain, “the gifted chef, storyteller and writer who took TV viewers around the world to explore culture, cuisine and the human condition for nearly two decades.” 1 Bourdain had been in France working on an upcoming episode of his award-winning CNN series, “Parts Unknown” when he found by his close friend Eric Ripert, a French chef, unresponsive in his hotel room early this morning. He was 61.
Bourdain had been dating actress Asia Argento. In October 2017, he publicly supported her amid her accusation that Harvey Weinstein sexually assaulted her in the past tweeting, “@AsiaArgento I am proud and honored to know you. You just did the hardest thing in the world.”
Hours before the news of his death broke, Argento was active on Instagram, posting a picture of herself wearing a ripped t-shirt that read: “F— EVERYONE.” She captioned the post, “You know who you are.” However, her Instagram story has since been deleted.2
His death has been confirmed as suicide. As of right now we don’t have any further information but will update you as more details of the story emerge.