Anthony Bourdain Toxicology Report: What Does It Reveal?

We have an update on the tragic suicide of Anthony Bourdain.

The celebrity chef and author, as you likely know by now, was hanged himself in his hotel room in Kaysersberg, France on June 8.

He was in the country filming an upcoming episode of CNN’s Parts Unknown at the time and his corpse was discovered by his close friend, French-born chef Eric Ripert. 

Bourdain left behind one daughter and was 61 years old.

With the entertainment and culinary world still in mourning over this shocking development, a new and critical piece of information has been made official.

A completed toxicology report for Bourdain has revealed that he had no narcotics in his system at the time of his death, a French judicial official told the New York Times on Friday afternoon.

The report states that the only thing found in the Peabody Award winner’s body was a trace of a non-narcotic medicine in a therapeutic dose.

Will this be comforting to those who knew Bourdain best? It’s hard to say.

On one hand, it may be helpful to know that he didn’t take his life due to some sort of drug-induced impulse.

On the other hand, this basically means he truly, legitimately, consciously wanted to die.

Earlier this week, Bourdain’s body was cremated in France, with this same newspaper writing that his remains and travel belongings were sent to Christopher, his younger brother and only sibling.

“He would want as little fuss as possible,” Bourdain’s mother, Gladys, said, adding that Bourdain’s relatives will likely gather together for a smaller, more private ceremony of their own at some point.

Gladys had previously revealed that she learned of Anthony’s death via a phone call from Christopher.

The late star had been open over the years about his history with substance abuse.

In the 1980s, Bourdain went from job to job at restaurants in New York City while struggling with a serious drug addiction, at one point even skimming his carpet for paint chips and smoking them, hoping they were remnants of crack, he told The New Yorker in a famous profile.

Bourdain entered rehab and eventually got clean in the early 1990s, yet continued to drink alcohol both on and off screen with no issues, he said.

“I was a heroin addict, for sure, and I was a cocaine addict, for sure, but I never stopped drinking,” he told People Magazine just this past February, 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 is survived by his girlfriend, Asia Argento, and his 11-year-old daughter, Ariane, whom he shared with his first ex-wife, Ottavia Busia.

Both Argento and Busia have issued statements in the wake of Bourdain’s suicide.

“Anthony gave all of himself in everything that he did,” said Asia on Twitter, concluding:

“His brilliant, fearless spirit touched and inspired so many, and his generosity knew no bounds. He was my love, my rock, my protector. I am beyond devastated.

“My thoughts are with his family. I would ask that you respect their privacy and mine.”


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Kate Middleton and Prince William Reveal Royal Name… Finally!

The wait is over.

The anticipation can end.

The rumors can be put to rest.

The Royal Baby? He finally has a name!

Five days after Kate Middleton and Prince William welcomed their third bundle of precious joy into the world, the world’s favorite couple has at last come out and made it possible for us to refer to their baby as something other than “that kid.”

Instead, we can now call him…


It’s not True Thompson and it’s not Stormi Webster, but it’s the name of the fifth heir to the British throne.

Isn’t that right, Kensington Palace?

“The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted to announce that they have named their son Louis Arthur Charles,” reads the official Tweet making this announcement.

Along with an adorable picture of Mommy, Daddy and Louis, the social media confirmation added:

“The baby will be known as His Royal Highness Prince Louis of Cambridge.”

Well, sure. But only when his parents are really angry with him and want to use his full name.

louis tweet

Louis was among the leading contenders for the Royal Baby name, as various casinos and online gambling destinations actually accepted wagers on what the moniker would be.

Prince William had tried to throw fans off the scent in a brief chat with the media on Wednesday, joking at one point that he liked the name Jerry.

He also said at the time that his son is sleeping “reasonably well” and behaving himself, while adding that his wife is “doing very well.”

The beloved couple’s latest addition was born at 11:01 a.m. local time on Monday.

Just a few hours later, the traditional ceremonial easel was placed in front of Buckingham Palace, while Kate and William debuted the boy a short time after that.

He’s pretty darn adorable, isn’t he?

“Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge was safely delivered of a son at 1101hrs. The baby weighs 8lbs 7oz.,” the palace tweeted for this major announcement.

It added on Monday:

“The Duke of Cambridge was present for the birth. Her Royal Highness and her child are both doing well.

“The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince of Wales, The Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Harry and members of both families have been informed and are delighted with the news.”

William and Kate, meanwhile, chose traditional names that honored their family members for their first two children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte.

The former shares a name with six former kings of England, including Queen Elizabeth II’s late father, King George VI.

As for Charlotte? Her middle name is Diana, which is self-explanatory, right?

Middleton actually paid tribute in moving fashion to Princess Diana with the dress you see her wearing above.

In related news:

Prior to the baby’s arrival, various reports have come out that Kate’s younger sister, Pippa Middleton, is pregnant with her first child.

And then, on May 19, Prince Harry is set to marry Meghan Markle.

It’s quite a time to be a fan of the Royal Family… or a member of the Royal Family.

Welcome to the world, Louis Arthur!

You’re a cutie patootie!