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French Official Says No Narcotics Were Found in Anthony Bourdain's Body

French Official Says No Narcotics Were Found in Anthony Bourdain's Body

USA celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain had no narcotics or alcohol in his body when he died, a local prosecutor says.

Bourdain, 61, took his own life earlier this month in Kaysersberg, France. "His brilliant, fearless spirit touched and inspired so many, and his generosity knew no bounds".

"No trace of narcotics, no trace of any toxic products, no trace of medicines, no trace of alcohol", prosecutor Christian de Rocquigny told Reuters. Police at the time ruled his death a suicide by hanging, but said they would continue to look into the matter - including whether he'd been under the influence of any substances at the time.

Bourdain, host of CNN's food-and-travel-focused Parts Unknown television series, was found unresponsive in his hotel room on June 8 while shooting for one of his TV shows.

We continue to send love to Asia during this hard time.

Bourdain had been in Kaysersberg, France, filming his CNN show Parts Unknown with Eric Ripert, the chef of Le Barnardin in NY.

He was cremated in France six days after his death. She told the New York Times that although she didn't like her son's tattoos, she'll be visiting his tattoo artist to get "Tony" tattooed in "small letters" on the inside of her wrist.

Bourdain first gained global fame after penning the 2000 book Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly.

In recent years, Bourdain has been a vocal critic of sexual harassment in Hollywood and in restaurants, stepping up his opposition due to his partner Asia Argento's allegations against Harvey Weinstein.



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