Anthony Bourdain's Will Reveals He's Leaving His $1.2-Million Estate To His Daughter
Weeks after he was found dead of suicide in the small town of Kaysersberg, France, Anthony Bourdain's will reveals he's worth $1.2 million, a majority of which will go to his daughter. Read on for more details.
According to court papers obtained by Page Six and New York Daily News, the famous chef was worth around $1.21 million.
Anthony's assets included $425,000 in "cash and savings," $35,000 in a brokerage account, $250,000 in "personal property," and $500,000 in "intangible property including royalties and residuals."
Per the will, the bulk of these assets will go to the Parts Unknown star's only child, 11-year-old Ariane. Days after her father's death, Ariane gave a performance dedicated to his memory.
The executor of Anthony's estate will be Ariane's mother and the chef's ex-wife, Ottavia Busia. While Anthony and Ottavia were married in 2007 and separated in 2016, their divorce wasn't finalized at the time of his death.
Shortly after splitting from Ottavia in 2016, Anthony began dating actress Asia Argento after they met while filming his CNN show Parts Unknown. "Anthony gave all of himself in everything that he did," she said after his sudden passing. "His brilliant, fearless spirit touched and inspired so many, and his generosity knew no bounds. He was my love, my rock, my protector. I am beyond devastated. My thoughts are with his family. I would ask that you respect their privacy and mine."
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