No narcotics were found in Anthony Bourdain’s system, says French official
CNN(FRANCE) — Anthony Bourdain’s toxicology report revealed the chef and television personality had no narcotics in his body at the time of his death, The New York Times reports.
When Bourdain was found dead in his hotel bathroom in France June 8, police ruled it a suicide. The question remained if Bourdain — who has a history of drug abuse — used any drugs prior to his death that may have contributed to it. However, a French judicial official confirmed the only substance found in his system was an unspecified, non-narcotic medicine in its recommended dose.
Bourdain was open about his struggles with cocaine, heroin and alcohol, about which wrote in his 2000 bestseller Kitchen Confidential, revealing how he bought his first bag of heroin at 24 years old.
“I was a heroin addict, for sure, and I was a cocaine addict, for sure, but I never stopped drinking,” Bourdain later told People, but adding “I never was a person who needed a drink. I’ve never felt the urge to. When I’m home, it would never occur to me to sit at my house and drink beer or pour myself a cocktail.”
Bourdain’s agent said there’s no plan “at this time” for a public memorial to honor Bourdain’s life and work.
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