No drugs or alcohol in Anthony Bourdain’s body

Calvin Saunders
June 24, 2018

French prosecutors had previously said that all indications pointed to suicide by hanging.

US celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain, who killed himself in a French hotel room earlier this month, had no narcotics or alcohol in his body when he died, a local prosecutor said on Friday.

While the toxicology report did show therapeutic traces of an unnamed, non-narcotic medication, the ruling remained that his cause of death was self-inflicted. He said in a February interview with People magazine that he had stopped using illegal drugs some time ago, but continued to drink alcohol in moderation.

Anthony Bourdain was cremated in France, and his remains and travel belongings were sent to his younger brother, Christopher Bourdain.

Bourdain's mother told the New York Times, where she formerly worked as an editor, that she would always chastise him for his tattoos.

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In 2017, Bourdain told the New Yorker he suffered from a serious drug addiction in the '80s while working in New York City restaurants.

The 61-year-old chef had been in Kaysersberg - a small village in the Alsace region of France - filming his CNN show with fellow chef and his French-born friend, Eric Ripert.

He had huge success with his books including Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly, A Cook's Tour and The Nasty Bits; while his food articles have been featured in many places including the New York Times, The New Yorker, Esquire and Maxim.

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