9:00 AM PT -- Asia just released a statement addressing Bourdain's passing, saying ... "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. He was my love, my rock, my protector."
She continues, "I am beyond devastated. My thoughts are with his family. I would ask that you respect their privacy and mine."Anthony Bourdain and Asia Argento seemed as tight as ever just last week ... but it appears something changed within the last few days.Read more