Anthony Bourdain’s 11-year-old daughter Ariane bravely performed in a concert days after the chef’s suicide.
The TV star was found by fellow chef Eric Ripert in a French hotel room on Friday. He’d been in the country to film the latest episode of his popular Parts Unknown food series.
Uploading a photo of Ariane to Instagram, Anthony’s ex-wife Ottavia Busia, who he split from in 2016, praised their daughter for her strength in the aftermath of the 61-year-old’s death.
“Our little girl had her concert today. She was amazing. So strong and brave. She wore the boots you bought her. I hope you are having a good trip, wherever you are,” she emotionally captioned the image.
Anthony’s death shocked the showbiz world last week, with countless stars publicly sharing their grief at his passing, including his girlfriend, Italian actress Asia Argento.
Eric reportedly knew something was up when his friend and colleague, who had previously battled drug addiction and depression, didn’t show up for breakfast.
And in an interview with The New York Times, Anthony’s mother Gladys Bourdain said Eric had told her, “Tony had been in a dark mood these past couple of days”.