"I would ask that you respect their privacy and mine", Argento tweeted.
Because Anthony's estranged wife, Ottavia Busia Bourdain, is still his next of kin, the funeral plans are in her hands.
He was interviewed for the story while shooting the now-famous episode of his CNN series Parts Unknown in Hanoi, Vietnam with President Barack Obama. Bourdain claimed all the best cooks in his NY restaurants came from there.
Many of Busia-Bourdain's followers shared supportive comments on the photo, with many people complimenting how "beautiful" Ariane is.
But on Friday morning at breakfast, Mr. Bourdain again didn't show up.
He went on to write, jokingly: 'She's an interesting woman. "I'm sure she's as broken up as I am". But I married Sophia Loren. After Mario Batali was accused of sexual assault, Bourdain published an essay in Medium in which he wrote that "one must pick a side". He promoted his Mexican-born sous chef, the late Carlos Llaguno Garcia, to run two of his NY restaurants and complained loudly about the United States' "ridiculously hypocritical attitudes" toward immigration.
After going public with her story in October, Bourdain, who was also outspoken in his support of the #MeToo movement, had publicly commended his girlfriend's strength numerous times.
"Anthony gave all of himself in everything he did". I know before Anthony died he reached out for help, and yet he did not take the doctor's advice.
"I'd like to say that I was only enlightened in some way or I'm an activist or virtuous, but in fact, I have to be honest with myself".
In the preface to the latest edition "Kitchen Confidential", Bourdain wrote of his shock at the success of his book, which he wrote by getting up at 5 a.m.to steal a couple of hours at the computer before appearing at the saute station for lunch.
He then added however: 'Do I wish sometimes that, in an alternative universe, I could be the patriarch, always there?
'I communicate for a living, but I'm bad at communicating with people I care about because the evil hamburger which sets me off, suddenly I'm super depressed for days, it's like that with the good stuff too - I have a couple of happy minutes there where I think "life is pretty good"'. The two were separated at the time of his death.