The results of Anthony Bourdain’s toxicology report have finally been shared with the public.
The New York Times reports that the celebrity chef did not have any narcotics in his system at the time of his death. Christian de Rocquigny, the prosecutor running the investigation into Bourdain’s passing, told the paper via text message that Bourdain had not taken any substances prior to his passing except for a therapeutic dose of a non-narcotic medicine.
It had previously been questioned whether or not Bourdain may have had drugs in his system at the time of his death, as he’d been open over the years about his struggle with substance abuse, having previously admitted to using heroin and smoking crack cocaine.
As Smash Block TV reported, Bourdain was found dead in his hotel room in France by friend and fellow chef Eric Ripert on June 8, 2018. He was 61 years old. “It is with extraordinary sadness we can confirm the death of our friend and colleague, Anthony Bourdain,” CNN — the network behind Bourdain’s popular show Parts Unknown, which he’d been filming before his death — said in a statement at the time. “His love of great adventure, new friends, fine food and drink and the remarkable stories of the world made him a unique storyteller. His talents never ceased to amaze us and we will miss him very much. Our thoughts and prayers are with his daughter and family at this incredibly difficult time.”
His death was ruled a suicide by hanging. His body was cremated in France on Wednesday, June 20.
Bourdain is survived by his 11-year-old daughter, Ariane.
If you or anyone you know is having suicidal thoughts, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).