- The Washington Times - Saturday, June 23, 2018

Anthony Bourdain had taken no narcotics or alcohol system when he committed suicide in his Paris hotel room on June 8, according to a new report from The New York Times.

Toxicology reports said the celebrity chef, who died by hanging himself at age 61, only had a nonnarcotic medicine in “a therapeutic dose” in his system according to Christian de Rocquigny, a local official who was in charge of the investigation.

Bourdain had been in Paris working on a new culinary series for CNN, and was found in his hotel room by fellow celebrity chef and friend Eric Ripert. Bourdain was cremated in France and his remains and personal effects returned to his brother Christopher.

Meanwhile, the chef’s mother Gladys Bourdain plans to honor her son with a small tattoo on her inside wrist simply reading “Tony.” It will be her first and only tattoo, she said, and will be completed by the same tattoo artist her son favored.

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

“He would want as little fuss as possible,” she said.

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