Anthony Bourdain's 'Strong and Brave' Daughter Performs 2 Days After His Death

Angelo Anderson
June 12, 2018

Bourdain's ex-wife, Ottavia Busia, shared a photo on Instagram of their child, Ariane, appearing on stage at a music venue in NY.

Bourdain's tragic death was one of four reported celebrity suicides in less than a week. Gladys spoke out about his death via an interview with The New York Times later on Friday. "She was unbelievable. So strong and fearless", Ottavia captioned her Instagram post. The proud mom could't help gushing over how "strong" and "brave" Ariane is.

"We are asking you to be better, to look deeper, to read and learn about mental illness, suicide and depression before you make it worse for survivors by judging that which we do not understand, that which can never fully be understood", she says.

As much as social media has been a huge support for me, I do every now and then get people blaming me, straight up blaming me - for him dying, for me not saving him, for you know, mistreating him...

Even after the couple split, the family remained exceptionally close, with Bourdain often posting pictures of him with Ottavia and Ariane, though he often hid his daughter's face in an effort to protect her from the spotlight he occupied so effortlessly. The pair split in 2016 and officially divorced in 2017.

However, Bourdain's girlfriend's most recent Instagram story post, added just about three hours before news of the famed host's death was first shared with the world, was a photo of herself wearing a ripped t-shirt that had written in large font across it, "F- EVERYONE".

Bouquets of flowers, heartfelt notes and moving quotes by Bourdain himself adorned the makeshift memorial outside the eatery.

Mourners Leave Flowers At Anthony Bourdain's Former Restaurant After His Suicide Death
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Chef Anthony Bourdain and his ex-wife Ottavia pictured in 2009. "Ariane and Asia, you have all of our love".

Asia Argento and Anthony Bourdain attend the 2017 Creative Arts Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 9, 2017.

For more information on suicide prevention, including additional resources and warning signs, you can visit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention's website.

The actress even directed an upcoming episode set in Hong Kong, and Bourdain would often consult her for her rich knowledge of music and film when putting together the series. I'm not the same person.

He was discovered in his hotel on Friday 9 June by friend Eric Ripert.

McGowan also wrote of Argento and Bourdain's "free relationship", saying they had "instant chemistry" and that Argento had been "her rock during her hardships of this previous year".

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