Anthony Bourdain’s tragic death today may have been spurred by tabloid headlines that ran all week in Europe.
Girlfriend Asia Argento was photographed extensively with a new boyfriend, 28 year old journalist Hugo Clement. Clement had been in Cannes with her as well, and documented her unannounced speech against Harvey Weinstein at the film festival’s closing ceremony.
Bourdain had taken on Argento’s cause against Weinstein, supporting her publicly with statement defending the actress and director. Argento claimed Weinstein raped her before they entered into a four year relationship.
French papers have also suggested that Bourdain may have been financially supporting Argento’s cause as well.
But pictures in the Daily Mail, as well as French tabloids, showed Argento and Clement holding hands, hugging, and so while strolling around in Rome this week.
Bourdain’s Instagram account has several photos of him with Argento just following Cannes indicating that they were very much of a couple. He even posted a photo of Weinstein after his arrest, in solidarity.