Anthony Bourdain's will reveals he left his estate to his daughter

Anthony Bourdain

Anthony Bourdain

The will reportedly states that Bourdain's 11-year-old daughter, Ariane Busia-Bourdain, will receive the majority of his fortune.

The document shows that Bourdain's $1.2 million in assets was made up of $425,000 in savings and cash, $35,000 in brokerage accounts, $250,000 in personal property and $500,000 in intangibles such as royalties and residuals from his TV work and books like his breakthrough 2000 memoir "Kitchen Confidential".

His estranged wife Ottavia Busia-Bourdain - who he married in 2007 and divorced in 2016 - has been listed as the executor of his estate in his will.

Anthony Bourdain at the 2018 Women in the World summit in New York City.

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". 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". He left similar instructions for other things, such as his auto, clothing and books. Had his daughter died before he did the money would have gone to her nanny, Myra Quizon, the will says.

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

Anthony's passing came as a huge shock to fans but Christian de Rocquigny de Fayel - the local prosecutor in charge of the investigation - recently confirmed that he didn't have any narcotics in his body at the time of his death.

All this and not much more was revealed after the celebrity chef's will was filed Thursday in Manhattan Surrogate's Court.

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