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Anthony Bourdain dead: French prosecutor confirms ‘no evidence of foul play’

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Stacy Diaz | 11 June, 2018, 21:34

Bourdain was working in France on an upcoming episode of his series.

The CEO of New York City's popular Chinese restaurant chain Xi'an Famous Foods credits celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain with helping his family live the American dream.

In a phone interview with NBC News, Gladys Bourdain, who last heard from her son in an email on Mother's Day, said that there was never any sign that something was wrong.

The prosecutor confirmed that toxicology tests were being conducted, including urine tests, to determine if 61-year-old Bourdain was on any medication, in part to help his family find closure. He had written that his love of food began as a youth while on a family vacation in France, when he ate his first oyster.

Anthony Bourdain had revealed in the past that he was "regularly suicidal" after his separated from his first wife.

While the exact cause of death is not known, Mr Rocquigny said the television personality's suicide didn't appear to be planned. Just two weeks ago, she was spending time with Anthony in Florence, Italy and she was also seen on the set of his show Parts Unknown.

He had everything. Success beyond his wildest dreams.

Anthony Bourdain dead: French prosecutor confirms ‘no evidence of foul play’

On Friday morning, Bourdain again did not show up for breakfast. I come from a place where you don't know your neighbors.

An employee of the Wistub de la Petite Venise restaurant in Colmar told ABC News that Bourdain was there having lunch with Ripert on Monday.

The renegade chef, cookbook author, TV host, and writer rose to fame after the publication of Kitchen Confidential, a New York Times best seller, in 2000.

"Anthony gave all of himself in everything that he did". Bourdain explained to People, "We both work a lot and we're both away from home a lot so we're both circus freaks in the same circus-or different circuses I guess".

He mixed a coarseness and whimsical sense of adventurousness, true to the rock "n" roll music he loved. In his book, chef Bourdain recounted drinking and taking drugs in order to cope with what had happened.

Born in New York City and raised in Leonia, New Jersey, Bourdain went on to graduate from the Culinary Institute of America in 1978 and pursue a career in cooking.

If you or someone you know is in emotional distress or considering suicide, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).