On Friday (June 8), the world was shocked to learn that chef, author and TV host Anthony Bourdain took his own life at the age of 61. Following his untimely death, celebrities and fans showed their love for Bourdain, paying their respects and revealing what he meant to them. Now, Bourdain's girlfriend, Asia Argento, has opened up about his death with a heartfelt message.

Argento took to Twitter on Friday to praise the Parts Unknown host for his fearless spirit and generosity. "Anthony gave all of himself in everything that he did. His brilliant, fearless spirit touched and inspired so many, and his generosity knew no bounds," she wrote. "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."

According to a June 8 report from CNN, which aired Bourdain's Parts Unknown, the TV host was in France working on an upcoming episode when his friend, Eric Ripert, discovered Bourdain unresponsive in his hotel room. "Anthony was my best friend," Ripert tweeted. "An exceptional human being, so inspiring & generous."

CNN also confirmed Bourdain's death and shared its own message about the chef. "His talents never ceased to amaze us and we will miss him very much," the network said in a statement. "Our thoughts and prayers are with his daughter and family at this incredibly difficult time."

People struggling with suicidal thoughts are advised to call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or go to SpeakingOfSuicide.com/resources.

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