Anthony Bourdain Didn't Have Any Narcotics In His System When He Died

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Anthony Bourdain had no narcotics in his system when he killed himself this month, according to a French judicial official.

He then hosted television programs including A Cook's Tour and Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations which won two Emmy Awards.

French prosecutor Christian de Rocquigney de Fayel told the New York Times in a text message that there were no drugs in Bourdain's system - save for a normal dose of a non-narcotic medicine. Police ruled his death a suicide by hanging.

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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. "I never was a person who needed a drink. Maybe because my experiences were so bad in the end, I've never been tempted to relapse", he wrote in his memoir, Kitchen Confidential. During a 2014 episode of Parts Unknown, Bourdain returned to Provincetown, Mass., the site of his first cooking job, to examine the impacts of-as well as solutions to-America's opioid crisis. Bourdain was cremated in France and his remains and personal effects returned to his brother Christopher.

Bourdain's mother told the New York Times, where she formerly worked as an editor, that she would always chastise him for his tattoos. Although Ottavia and Anthony were separated - he was dating Italian actress and #MeToo activist Asia Argento at the time of his death - they were amicable. On Friday, she shared a photo of her love.

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