"In the beginning of their relationship, Anthony told a mutual friend, 'He's never met anyone who wanted to die more than him.' And through a lot of this previous year, Asia did want the pain to stop", explained McGowan, 44, of Argento's own struggles.
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. She shared a photo of their 11-year-old daughter, Ariane, behind a microphone onstage, clad in studded, knee-high boots.
Funeral arrangements are in the hands of Bourdain's ex-wife, Ottavia Busia, as she is legally next of kin. "She was unbelievable. So strong and fearless", Ottavia captioned her Instagram post. She wore the boots you bought her. "I see all of us who have carried on", she wrote.More news: Trump signs `comprehensive document' with Kim as summit ends
Eric reportedly knew something was up when his friend and colleague, who had previously battled drug addiction and depression, didn't show up for breakfast.
She said that both Asia and Anthony had demons that they fought and both wanted to die.
"Anthony was my best friend", Ripert wrote.More news: French minister slams 'illegal' oil refinery blockades
The 74-year-old actor, who owns a series of restaurants in Los Angeles, said when Bourdain turned up at Trejo's Cantina it felt like "getting visited by the Pope". Echoing those sentiments in what would be one of his final interviews, Anthony revealed Ariane helped make his life worthwhile.
"Some fans have noticed that Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown was scheduled to come off Netflix US on June 16". An exceptional human being, so inspiring & generous. "He was my love, my rock, my protector". He explained, "I also do feel I have things to live for".
According to Rocquigny, toxicology tests are being performed on Bourdain's body to help investigators understand if he took medication or other drugs.More news: Justify's Triple Crown win caps a magical run for Canadian breeders