According to the authorities in France, they don’t expect that anyone had anything to do with Anthony Bourdain’s death. There is no evidence of foul play, Christian de Rocquigny explained.
Christian, when speaking with reporters from The Associated Press, said there is nothing about the crime scene that would make it appear as if someone had entered or left the room.
Moreover, upon inspection of Bourdain’s body, they didn’t find any signs of violence. The French prosecutor confirmed that he died by suicide while staying at the Le Chambard Hotel in the old part of Kaysersberg. Anthony was in the city while filming for his CNN show, Parts Unknown.
The chef used a belt to hang himself. Authorities also conducted toxicology tests to discover if there were any drugs or medications in his system. The prosecutor explained that it didn’t appear as if Anthony had planned it; it appeared to be an “impulsive act.”
Thus far, there is no evidence that he had been drinking alcohol either. As it was previously reported, his fellow chef and close friend, Eric Ripert, found him dead the next morning when he didn’t show up for breakfast.
CNN said in a statement shortly after his death that Anthony had passed away, and his talents as a chef were remarkable.
Many other celebrity chefs came out in support of the star. Asia Argento, his girlfriend, also released a statement saying how sad she had been to hear the news.
A CNN staffer said to reporters from Us Weekly that everyone in the offices at CNN was “devastated” by the news of his death. As you may know, this is the second celebrity suicide in the last week, as Kate Spade also committed suicide by hanging.
Yesterday, Kate’s brother-in-law, David Spade, had a comedy show in Southern California where he took the stage and commemorated the death of his relative. The comedian described his past week as a “rough” one.