Anthony Bourdain’s Body Cremated In France

It’s been a week since Anthony Bourdain took his own life and fans continue to mourn the CNN storyteller.

On Wednesday, the famed food critic’s body was cremated in France.


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Authorities have said that there was no evidence that Bourdain’s death was anything but a suicide, so cremation was allowed.

French prosecutor Christian de Rocquigney de Fayel said in an interview, “Nothing suggested involvement of a third person.”

The celebrity chef, author and TV host was filming an episode of his series “Parts Unknown” and was in his hotel room when he hung himself with a bathrobe belt. He had skipped dinner on Thursday night and was found unresponsive by his close friend and fellow chef Eric Ripert.

His death came as a shock to fans, friends, and family. Anthony Bourdain’s mother Gladys said that there was never any sign something was wrong.


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Anthony was my best friend. An exceptional human being, so inspiring & generous. One of the great storytellers who connected with so many,” Ripert wrote on Twitter last week. “I pray he is at peace from the bottom of my heart. My love & prayers are also with his family, friends and loved ones.”

He is survived by his girlfriend Asia Argento, and his 11-year-old daughter, Ariane. His family requests for their privacy at this difficult time.