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Asia Argento 'beyond devastated' after Anthony Bourdain's death

Press Trust of India  |  Los Angeles 

has mourned the death of her boyfriend Anthony Bourdain, the and who committed suicide in a hotel in

The 42-year-old said she is "beyond devastated" after the death of "my love, my rock, my protector".

"Anthony gave all of himself in everything he did," said in a statement she shared on

"His brilliant, fearless spirit touched and inspired so many, and his generosity knew no bounds. He was my love, my rock, my protector. I am beyond devastated. My thoughts are with his family. I would ask that you respect their privacy and mine," she added.

Bourdain and the Italian started dating in 2017 after meeting on the sets of the episode of his show "Parts Unknown".

CNN, which aired the series, reported that the cause of his death was suicide. Bourdain was in Strasbourg, France, to shoot for the new season of the show.

The TV personality's friend, French chef, Eric Ripert, had found him unresponsive in his hotel room.

Bourdain's suicide is the second in less than a week by a renowned public figure after killed herself by hanging.

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First Published: Sat, June 09 2018. 17:00 IST