Anthony Bourdain Left His $1.2 Million Estate to His Daughter

Anthony Bourdain Left His $1.2 Million Estate to His Daughter

Anthony Bourdain Left His $1.2 Million Estate to His Daughter

Globe-trotting chef, author and TV host Anthony Bourdain was worth only $US1.2 million ($1.6 million) when he died last month, according to court papers filed this week in NY.

A copy of Bourdain's will was filed in a NY court Thursday and the celebrity chef/TV host left behind about $1.2 million in known assets at the time of his death.

The documents also list a $1.1 million mortgage. Ariane's mother and Bourdain's ex-wife Ottavia Busia is the executor of his estate. He also gave her his "personal and household effects", to "dispose of in accordance with what [she] believes to have been my wishes".

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".

The total value of Anthony's fortune - which totals up to around $1.21 million - came as a shock to a lot of people as it was thought he was worth around $16 million.

Bourdain appointed Ottavia to oversee the trust until Ariane, the primary beneficiary, comes of age.

The court will appoint a guardian to protect his young daughter's interests in the estate because she's a minor.

The will was written in 2016, shortly before Bourdain and Busia split. This includes items like cars and furniture.

According to the will, however, if Ariane had passed before Bourdain, his finances would have gone to her nanny, Myra Quizon.

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

The New York Daily News has retrieved details of the will filed on Wednesday for Anthony Bourdain.

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