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Bourdain leaves bulk estate to 11-year-old daughter

08 July 2018

Anthony's estate includes $425,000 in cash, $35,000 in brokerage accounts, $250,000 in personal property, and $500,000 in "intangible property including royalties and residuals", according to documents obtained by the NY Daily News.

Citing new legal filings, Page Six said the acclaimed TV chef was worth just $1.21 million when he died, despite previous estimations that he was worth $16 million.

However, the $1.2 million declared in the will may not be his only assets. Those go to his estranged wife Ottavia Busia-Bourdain, Wonder Wall reported. She has been asked to dole out his personal effects, including his cars, furniture, books, and clothes, "in accordance with what [she] believes to have been his wishes".

Busia-Bourdain was listed as the executor of the will.

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

The court documents also reveal that Bourdain had a $1.1 million mortgage, but the exact property is not stated. "I should always be a renter", Bourdain told PEOPLE in February. At the time of his death, their divorce had not been finalized and the chef had been dating Italian actress Asia Argento, who he met while filming Parts Unknown.

Bourdain, 61, had been working on the new episode of his show with CNN, "Parts Unknown".

A star in the food world and beyond, Bourdain had written books and worked on numerous shows and documentaries, after coming to prominence with his popular book, Kitchen Confidential, in 2000.

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Bourdain leaves bulk estate to 11-year-old daughter