According to a report from the New York Daily News, Anthony Bourdain’s 11-year-old daughter, Ariane, will inherit a majority of the wealth that he left behind following his death from suicide.
The publication reported, through the documents acquired from the Manhattan Surrogate Court, that his estate is worth around $1.21 million, including $425,000 in cash and savings, as well as $500,000 in properties and other residuals. Bourdain’s daughter will also secure $250,000 worth of personal possessions.
The Daily News claims Bourdain’s ex-wife, and his mother, Ottavia Busia-Bourdain, are the ones to control the estate. As it was previously reported, Bourdain’s friend discovered him dead in his hotel room in France on the 8th of June at the age of 61.
His body was cremated just five days later. Typically, Bourdain didn’t talk about his daughter, as he chose to keep her name and image out of the headlines.
However, his mother, Ottavia, shared a photo of her and the chef cooking back in December 2012. She wrote on Instagram, “husband and daughter pressing the duck #teamwork.”
The news regarding Bourdain’s inheritance comes after his compatriot and fellow chef, Andrew Zimmern, reflected on his passing during an interview with Us Weekly.
Zimmern said, “I just feel really sad,” and he would continue to “do what he does” every day. “I try to stay in my lane,” the chef explained. He praised the late Bourdain for appreciating other cultures, without being judgmental, and providing exposure to them in an authentic and respectful way.
At the time of his death, Anthony was dating Asia Argento, an outspoken advocate of gender equality in Hollywood. The actress was one of the most vocal accusers to oust Mr. Harvey Weinstein as a sexual predator.
During the #MeToo allegations, Anthony tweeted: “Can we call Harvey Weinstein a rapist now?” after Asia confirmed that it was Harvey who allegedly raped her.