AceShowbiz - Actress Asia Argento was unaware her boyfriend Anthony Bourdain was suffering from suicidal thoughts before he took his life in June.
The star took to Twitter on Monday, July 16 to share a compilation of quotes, in which the TV personality spoke about his battle with depression and mentioned taking his own life.
The document, which was put together by researcher John E. Richters, began circulating online earlier this month, and the Italian star explained the "heart wrenching read" was surprising to her, because she did not see the warning signs suggesting the 61-year-old writer, chef and travel show presenter was planning to take his life.
"I never knew about this obsession of his," she wrote. "He never told me."
I never knew about this obsession of his. He never told me. Heart wrenching read: https://t.co/oqQsj4lxz9— Asia Argento (@AsiaArgento) July 16, 2018
The three-page piece starts with the details of a 2016 episode of his CNN show Parts Unknown, in which the star revealed he felt "very isolated" during a visit to Buenos Aires, Argentina. He also described his life of constant travel as "crushingly lonely". The piece then lists several occasions in which the chef referenced suicide between 2000 to 2016.
Bourdain hanged himself in his Kaysersberg, France hotel room while working on a shoot for his series in nearby Strasbourg.
A group of fellow celebrities recently came to Argento's defence after several social media users blamed her for Bourdain's death. The stars, including Rose McGowan, Terry Crews, and Mira Sorvino, shared their support.
"Asia has now found herself on the receiving end of vicious cyberbullying and repulsive slander at the hands of internet trolls who hold her responsible for Anthony's death," a statement released on behalf of the group read. "She has been accused of everything from causing her boyfriend's suicide to trying to use her survivor status and the #MeToo movement to advance her career."
It continued, "We are here to ask those who are angry and grieving the loss of Anthony to find a healthy outlet for their pain... Asia is not a headline - she is a human being, and she is in horrific pain."