Anthony Bourdain’s ex shares photo of their ‘strong’ 11-year-old daughter

Ruben Ruiz
June 15, 2018

As wonderful as Bourdain's trip was to Houston, his reported suicide proved tragic, especially on the same week that fashion icon Kate Spade took her own life.

It's unclear where Bourdain's last Instagram photo was taken, but he shared an image of a similar meal last Monday with the caption: "Light lunch". She described the 11-year-old as "strong and courageous". "So strong and courageous. She wore the boots you bought her", the Italian TV celebrity and MME fighter wrote, addressing Bourdain.

A Strasbourg police spokesperson also confirmed Bourdain's death to PEOPLE, but would not confirm the cause of death.

Busia and Bourdain separated in 2016 but never officially divorced.

A source who worked closely with Bourdain told PEOPLE that being a father was one of the highlights of his life. "He was just so gracious, and he didn't say a bad thing", he added. Gladys spoke fondly of her son's writing ventures to Today, noting that he had an "incredible vocabulary" and his second grade teacher wanted to move him to a private school because he had surpassed so many of his peers in reading. "He talked about her constantly".

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Fans petitioned Netflix this week, following Bourdain's death, asking the service to renew its licensing agreement for the series past June 16, when the show was expected to leave the service under Netflix's agreement. Anthony's depression didn't let him, he put down his armor, and that was very much his choice. Our thoughts and prayers are with his daughter and family at this incredibly hard time.

Rose McGowan mourned the loss of friend Anthony Bourdain on Friday with a tearful video message urging those considering suicide to seek help, just hours after the celebrity chef and author was found dead of an apparent suicide.

A French prosecutor declared on Saturday that there was no evidence of foul play or violence involved in his death.

He graduated from the Dwight Englewood school in in 1973 and then graduated from the Culinary Institute of America in 1978, moving onto several New York City restaurants. Bourdain was previously married to Nancy Putkoski from 1985 to 2005.

Ms Argento and Ms Bourdain had "instant chemistry", serving as each other's rocks during their individual struggles with depression and suicidal thoughts.

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