Who Is Hugo Clement? New Details About The French Reporter Anthony Bourdain's Girlfriend Was Seen With Before He Died

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Who is Hugo Clement?

Who is Hugo Clement? Anthony Bourdain died Friday, June 8th in France. The cause of death was an apparent suicide. That much we know. We also know that Bourdain struggled with demons and was quite frank about this fact. He leaves behind a young daughter, friends, family, and his girlfriend, Italian actress and director Asia Argento.

Bourdain and Argento have been dating since early 2017. When she went public with rape allegations against Harvey Weinstein, Bourdain stood by her saying "I am proud and honored to know you. You just did the hardest thing in the world." However, did something change in the days before his death? Let's take a look at the details we know so far. 


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1. She directed the most recent episode of Parts Unknown.

Bourdain posted a photo on his Instagram last week of the crew of Parts Unknown during the shoot of the most recent episode set in Hong Kong. Asia directed the episode and is sitting next to him in the photo.

2. Romantic interlude in Italy

Several weeks ago, Bourdain and Argento were together in Italy. Bourdain posted the photo below to his Insta, captioning it: "That’s a wrap. #Firenze #Panzano. An eventful week. On the battlefield and off. Making art . Every motherf*cking day."


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3. Asia was seen in Rome with a French reporter

Bourdain was in the Alsace region of France this past week, shooting an episode of Parts Unknown. Asia was in Rome, walking around with Hugo Clement, the French reporter who reported on her speech at the closing ceremony of this year's Cannes Film Festival, during which Argento attacked Harvey Weinstein and called the film festival his "hunting ground." They hugged and walked through the Italian capital holding hands.


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4. Who is Hugo Clement?

Clement is a 28-year-old French journalist. He has reported on the famine in Congo, the threats homosexual men face in Tunisia, and France's livestock industry. 

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5. Argento's deleted Insta Photo

Just before Bourdain's death, Argento posted a cryptic message to her Instagram. She quickly deleted it, but not before it was captured. It was a photo of her wearing a ripped t-shirt that read "F-Everyone." She captioned the photo: "You know who you are."

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6. Did they break up?

It is unclear if there was trouble between Anthony and Asia in the days and weeks leading up to his death. The couple's last public appearance together was at an event in New York City in April.  It is important to note, however, that a suicide is not caused by the actions of someone else. It is a chemical imbalance in the brain. 

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7. Argento's statement

Argento released the following statement on Twitter and Instagram: "Anthony gave all of himself in everything that he did. His brilliant, fearless spirit touched and inspired so many, and his generosity knew no bounds. I am beyond devastated. My thoughts are with his family. I ask that you respect their privacy and mine."

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Amy Lamare is a Los Angeles based freelance writer covering entertainment, pop culture, beauty, fashion, fitness, technology, and the intersection of technology, business, and philanthropy. She is deeply devoted to her chocolate Labrador and an avid long distance runner. You can find her on Instagram and Facebook.