11-Year-Old Daughter of Anthony Bourdain Shows Strength After Dad's Death

  • 11-Year-Old Daughter of Anthony Bourdain Shows Strength After Dad's Death

11-Year-Old Daughter of Anthony Bourdain Shows Strength After Dad's Death

Days after Anthony Bourdain was found dead in France on Friday, his ex-wife wrote him a touching message featuring their 11-year-old daughter, Ariane, performing in New York City over the weekend.

"Our little girl had her concert today", wrote Busia. "She was incredible. So strong and courageous", Ottavia captioned her Instagram post.

"The world would not be better off without you", she said in a now-deleted video posted to social media. "He gave me hope for what one's life can become, can be at 61".

"His talents never ceased to amaze us and we will miss him very much".

The couple was married in 2007 and separated in 2016 but had not divorced.

Parts Unknown had been scheduled to leave Netflix US on June 16 when the streaming platform's license deal for the show expired. "Our thoughts and prayers are with his daughter and family at this incredibly hard time", CNN said in a statement.

Bouquets of flowers, heartfelt notes and moving quotes by Bourdain himself adorned the makeshift memorial outside the eatery. They laughed, they loved and he was her rock during the hardships of this a year ago.

CNN's Kate Bolduan teared up as she reported on her colleague's death.

There were photos last week of Argento hugging and holding hands with a French reporter, while Bourdain was in France. "I am beyond devastated". "My thoughts are with his family", she wrote. I know I'm a loving father, ' said Bourdain in that interview.

The late chef, who became a father at age 50, wrote that "Fatherhood has been an enormous relief, as I am now genetically, instinctually compelled to care more about someone other than myself". The two first met after Ottavia moved to the United States from Italy, according to People, and got a job working as a hostess at chef Eric Ripert's restaurant.

President Obama, who made a guest appearance on "Parts Unknown" in 2016, tweeted a touching photo and memory of Bourdain.

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.

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