It wasn't clear whether Anthony and Asia had broken up, but if they did, they hadn't yet made a public announcement. "It's a shame I have to live with", he said.
"Anthony was a dear friend", chef and restaurateur Eric Ripert told the New York Times. Numerous fans flocked to both locations, attaching flowers, photos hand-written cards to the front in memory of the Parts Unknown host.
"This is killer", Obama told Bourdain, as he dove in for more. "I used to read his books more than watching his shows. It's a shame I have to live with". And he meant not just in the film industry: "Right now, nothing else matters but women's stories of what it's like in the industry I have loved and celebrated for almost 30 years". On his blog in 2014, Bourdain noted that, "Americans love Mexican food".
The celebrity chef died yesterday by suicide, aged 61, while in France working on his travel and food show, Parts Unknown.
"Sad day, the world seems to be getting crazier", he wrote. "I suppose I've learnt humility".
Argento, 42, asked that her privacy and that of Bourdain's grieving family be respected.
Asia - who dated Anthony since 2017 - took to Twitter to thank him for their time together.
Argento was one of the first women to speak out against producer Harvey Weinstein.
We here at Food52 are heartbroken to have lost such a talent today, one who's taught us so much over the years. "Our thoughts and prayers are with his daughter and family at this incredibly hard time", the network said.
Sensitive coverage of suicides is necessary to prevent suicide contagion - a phenomenon in which exposure to suicide through someone's family, peer group, or through the media increases the odds of other people harming or killing themselves, said John Draper, the director of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.