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.
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.
“No trace of narcotics, no trace of any toxic products, no trace of medicines, no trace of alcohol,” prosecutor Christian de Rocquigny told Reuters on Friday.
Bourdain, whose career catapulted him from washing dishes at New York restaurants to dining in Vietnam with 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.
The celebrity chef previously told Parts Unknown in 2014 he used heroin he purchased in New York when he was 24. The episode was about the US’s opioid epidemic.
Bourdain was recently cremated in France, according to The New York Times.
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His mother, Gladys Bourdain, said the family were planning on having a small, private ceremony for the 61-year-old.
“He would want as little fuss as possible,” she said.
Ms Bourdain plans on getting a tattoo of the name ‘Tony’ tattooed on the inside of her wrist next week.