Friends feared for Anthony Bourdain's 'crazy' love for Asia Argento who was photographed hugging and holding hands with a journalist days before his suicide

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Friends of Anthony Bourdain reveal they were concerned about his 'crazy' love for girlfriend Asira Argento, who was pictured with another man just days before his suicide.

The travel show host met Argento while filming an episode of his show Parts Unknown in Italy in 2016.

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They began dating a year later and people close to Bourdain revealed he'd fallen head over heels for the Italian actress, describing him as 'a teenage boy just absolutely lovestruck.'

But a source told People that friends of the celebrity chef had begun to become concerned with his infatuation with Argento.

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'He would have done anything for her, and that was a little red flag for some of his friends,' the source told People. 'Like, he was crazy in love with her, crazy being the keyword.'

Three days before Bourdain was found hanged in his French hotel room, where he'd been filming the latest episode of Parts Unknown, Argento had been photographed with journalist Hugo Clement in Rome.

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The pair were photographed hugging, holding hands and smiling as they strolled through the Italian capital.

They were later seen dancing together and sharing a close embrace in an Italian bar. The photos have since been taken down by the photographer in question.

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Clement is a journalist with Konbini news, and has done a number of well respected pieces for the agency, most recently on the famine in Congo, the livestock industry in France and the threats facing gay men in Tunisia.

In the days since his death, Bourdain and Argento's friend Rose McGowan has defended the actress saying the couple had a 'free' relationship.

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In an open letter, McGowan wrote: 'Anthony and Asia had a free relationship, they loved without borders of traditional relationships, and they established the parameters of their relationship early on.'

McGowan goes on to say: 'Asia is a free bird,...
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