Anthony Bourdain has left the bulk of his estate to his 11-year-old daughter.

Globetrotting chef, author and TV host Anthony Bourdain was worth $US1.2 million ($A1.6 million) when he died last month, court papers show, and most of his estate has been left to his 11-year-old daughter.

Bourdain’s will was filed this week in a New York court and shows assets including $US425,000 in cash and savings, $US250,000 in personal property and $US500,000 in intangibles such as royalties and residuals.

The documents also list a $US1.1 million mortgage.

The 61-year-old was found dead June 8 in an apparent suicide in his French hotel room while working on his CNN series Parts Unknown.

Bourdain wrote his last will and testament in December 2016 and named wife, Ottavia Busia-Borudain, as executor.

By that time, the two had announced their separation but said they were still friends.

The court will appoint a guardian ad litem to represent their daughter Ariane’s interests because she is a minor.

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Bourdain was dating actress Asia Argento at the time of his death. She was not mentioned in the will.

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