No drugs or alcohol found in Anthony Bourdain’s body. Picture: AP
No drugs or alcohol found in Anthony Bourdain’s body. Picture: AP

Anthony Bourdain's toxicology report released

US 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 has confirmed.

Notes, photographs and flowers are left in memory of Anthony Bourdain at the closed location of Brasserie Les Halles, where Bourdain used to work as the executive chef. Image: AFP
Notes, photographs and flowers are left in memory of Anthony Bourdain at the closed location of Brasserie Les Halles, where Bourdain used to work as the executive chef. Image: AFP

Bourdain, host of CNN's food-and-travel-focused Parts Unknown television series, was 61. Brash and opinionated, he had spoken openly about his use of drugs and addiction to heroin earlier in his life.

Australian Chef Matt Moran and Anthony Bourdain. Picture: Instagram
Australian Chef Matt Moran and Anthony Bourdain. Picture: Instagram

"No trace of narcotics, no trace of any toxic products, no trace of medicines, no trace of alcohol," prosecutor Christian de Rocquigny told Reuters said today.

Bourdain, whose career catapulted him from washing dishes at New York restaurants to dining in Vietnam with former US president Barack Obama, took his own life in a hotel room near Strasbourg, France, where he had been working on an upcoming episode of his TV series, according to CNN.

A mural of Anthony Bourdain was painted in tribute to the late chef on the wall of Gramercy in Santa Monica, CA. Picture: MEGA
A mural of Anthony Bourdain was painted in tribute to the late chef on the wall of Gramercy in Santa Monica, CA. Picture: MEGA

 

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