Anthony Bourdain toxicology report: No drugs in system

Ruben Ruiz
June 24, 2018

The award-winning "Parts Unknown" host was found hanging in his bathroom in a luxury hotel room in France on June 8.

USA celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain, who was found dead in a French hotel room earlier this month, had no narcotics or alcohol in his body when he died, a local prosecutor says. Only trace amounts of "a non-narcotic medicine in a therapeutic dose" were found in his system.

Brash and opinionated, Bourdain had spoken openly about his use of drugs and addiction to heroin earlier in his life.

Anthony Bourdain in Brazil.

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"Nothing suggested the involvement of a third person", French prosecutor Christian de Rocquigny du Fayel told the publication.

The late culinary star was cremated in France and his remains were sent to his younger brother. Parts Unknown saw Bourdain focus on cuisines from around the world, and he visited places including Ethiopia, Jamaica, Tokyo and Rome for the CNN series. Ottavia is the mother of 11-year-old Ariane Bourdain - Anthony's only child.

Ms. Bourdain also told The Times that no public memorial service is planned, though a private family ceremony was likely in the future. His girlfriend, Italian actress Asia Argento, was one of the main accusers against Hollywood movie producer Harvey Weinstein. 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.

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