Late chef and TV host Anthony Bourdain leaves 11-year-old daughter bulk of his $1.75 million estate

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Globe-trotting chef, author and TV host Anthony Bourdain was worth US$1.2 million (NZ$1.75 million) when he died last month and left most of the estate to his 11-year-old daughter, according to court papers filed this week in New York.

Anthony Bourdain was worth US$1.2 million (NZ$1.75 million) when he died last month after being in debt for much of his life.
Source: Associated Press

Bourdain's will and related papers show assets including US$425,000 (NZ$621,000) in cash and savings, US$250,000 (NZ$365,000) in personal property, US$500,000 (NZ$731,000) in intangibles like royalties and residuals, and US$35,000 (NZ$51,000) in a brokerage account.

The documents also list a US$1.1 million (NZ$1.7 million) mortgage.

The 61-year-old Bourdain was found dead June 8 in an apparent suicide in his hotel room in Kaysersberg, France, an ancient village where he was working on his CNN series "Parts Unknown."

Bourdain wrote his last will and testament in December 2016 and named wife, Ottavia Busia-Bourdain, as executor.

By that time, the two had already announced they were separated but said they were still friends.

The court will appoint a guardian ad litem to represent their daughter Ariane's interests, because she's a minor.

Bourdain's will instructs Busia to dispose of his "accumulated frequent flier miles" and other possessions like cars, furnishings and jewelry in a way she believes he would've wanted.

Bourdain was an irreverent and sometimes foulmouthed presence on TV shows starting with "A Cook's Tour" on the Food Network.

"Parts Unknown," his most recent show, was part travelogue, part history lesson, part homage to exotic foods.

Bourdain's breakthrough as an author came with the 2000 publication of "Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly."

The book created a sensation by combining frank details of his life and career with behind-the-scenes observations on the culinary industry.

Bourdain was dating actress Asia Argento at the time of his death.

She was not mentioned in the will.

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