Anthony Bourdain did not have drugs or alcohol in his system

Emmett Rice
June 24, 2018

Christian de Rocquigny, a police lieutenant in Paris, France, said to the New York Times on Friday that they never found any illegal substances in his body.

Bourdain was found on June 8 in his hotel bathroom in Kaysersberg, a small village in France.

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

According to the New York Times, Bourdain did not have narcotics in his system at his time of death.

A French official has said that there were no narcotics in Bourdain's system other than a trace amount of a nonnarcotic medicine in a therapeutic dose.

Bourdain had been open about his use of drugs in the past, saying that in the 1980s, he struggled with serious drug problems.

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Anthony Bourdain in Brazil.

Chef and television personality Anthony Bourdain arrives at the 65th Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, California, U.S., September 15, 2013.

Bourdain had his own TV show on CNN called, Parts Unknown, where he traveled around the world and tasted and created various cuisines. One of those celebrities was Anthony's girlfriend, Asia Argento - one of the most vocal accusers of Harvey Weinstein.

Gladys Bourdain told The New York Times that she would visit her son's tattoo artist next week to get "Tony" inked on her inner wrist.

Ms. Bourdain also told The Times that no public memorial service is planned, though a private family ceremony was likely in the future.

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