Anthony Bourdain's body stuck in France

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There is no evidence of foul play, Christian de Rocquigny explained. Results of toxicology tests are pending.

Xi'an Famous Foods, a popular Chinese restaurant chain in New York City, had humble beginnings, but the CEO says the family business has flourished thanks to the late Anthony Bourdain.

'He had everything. Success beyond his wildest dreams.

In an interview with theNew York Times that day, Gladys said she had no idea her son was suicidal. "He is absolutely the last person in the world I would have ever dreamed would do something like this".

Anthony Bourdain's culinary passions went far beyond the cuisine he put on a plate.

"Mr. Ripert thought it was odd", Voinson said. He told the paper, "We thought it was unusual".

"If you're from a marginalized, dehumanized community, you know what Anthony Bourdain meant", tweeted Mohammad Alsaafin.

"Our culture values autonomy and self-sufficiency to such an extreme that even when we, or our loved ones, are hurting, we are reluctant to call the doctor", said Petros Levounis, a professor and chair of the Department of Psychiatry at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, and chief of service at University Hospital in Newark. But concerns about his well-being escalated the next morning, when he didn't show up for his usual breakfast with Ripert.

"His friend was waiting at breakfast", Voinson said.

Bourdain, the host of "Parts Unknown" and "No Reservations", was found dead in a hotel room in France on Friday.

Ottavia Busia Bourdain is the mother of Anthony Bourdain's only child, 11-year-old Ariane.

Years before the beloved celebrity chef took his own life in a hotel room in Paris, the vibrant and brutally honest personality was lauded for openly talking about his battles with drug addiction, the loneliness fame could bring and dealing with depression. According to Rocquigny, there was no sign of violence.

The circumstances of Bourdain's death has led authorities "to suspect that not much preparation and premeditation went into the act, and leads us more in the direction of an impulsive act", the prosecutor said.

CNN said in a statement shortly after his death that Anthony had passed away, and his talents as a chef were remarkable. It is the second-leading cause of death in the nation for those between ages 10 and 34, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. After the news broke on Friday, some of Bourdain's friends and fellow faces of CNN talked about his life and death for an hour-long documentary. Bourdan and Ripert, who has appeared on the show a few times, rode a tandem bicycle together.

Bourdain visited Schroeder's restaurant on a side street in the Alsatian town of Colmar.

"No one's more confused by the celebrity chef thing than chefs".

The Post also reported that Bourdain was absent at the hotel's quaint bistro which is known for its foie gras and charcuterie.

Bourdain's last Instagram post is a photo of the meal, which he described as a "light lunch".

"He was always very, very exhausted".

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