On the day of Anthony Bourdain's death by suicide in France, his girlfriend Asia Argento shared an immediate tribute to "my love, my rock, my protector" on social media. Since that day, she has shared many updates with fans: One nodded to the complexity of grief, especially in the face of sudden tragedy, and while squarely in the public spotlight. Another said, "Life is a bitch and then you die." And she's also shared some intimate snapshots showing the couple in happier times.
The latest such post from the actress shows a photo the couple took on May 27, just over a week before his death on June 8.
The pic shows the couple riding together in a convertible, while the Parts Unknown host holds a parasol over his girlfriend against the sunshine.
She captioned the photo with a passage from Dante Alighieri’s Inferno. The caption is in Italian and translates to: "There is no greater woe than looking back on happiness in days of misery. Your guide can tell you so. But if you are so eager to retrace our love’s earliest root, then I will make it known as one who speaks with tears upon her face.”
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