Anthony Bourdain Cremated in France Remains Will Return to US

Chef Anthony BourdainChef, writer and television host Anthony Bourdain has been cremated in France.

The news of the cremation comes  just days after he died by suicide.

According to reports, Bourdain’s ashes are expected to be flown back to the United States on Friday.

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On Sunday, his mother Gladys said the family were awaiting approval from the French Government to return Bourdain’s body to America.

As she is still legally his next of kin, Gladys said Busia will be in charge of the funeral arrangements.

On June 8, 2018, Bourdain was found dead of an apparent suicide by hanging in his room at the Le Chambard hotel in Kaysersberg, France. Bourdain was traveling with his friend Éric Ripert, who became worried when Bourdain missed dinner and breakfast. Christian de Rocquigny du Fayel, the public prosecutor for Colmar, said that Bourdain’s body bore no signs of violence, and that toxicology tests would determine whether drugs or medications were involved. Bourdain was working on an episode of Parts Unknown in nearby Strasbourg.

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Anthony Bourdain Gossip News and Trivia:

Les Halles owner Jose Meirelles initially wanted Tony to go by the French version of his name, Antoine-Michel, much to Tony’s protests.
He studied at Vassar College, worked for some time in the seafood restaurants of Provincetown, Massachusetts, and graduated from the Culinary Institute of America before running kitchens at New York City’s Supper Club, One Fifth Avenue and Sullivan’s.

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His work has appeared in The New York Times, The Times, The Observer, Scotland on Sunday, The Face, Limb by Limb, Black Book, and The Independent, and he is a contributing authority for Food Arts magazine.
He and Ottavia Bourdain welcomed their first child, a girl named Ariane Bourdain, on April 9, 2007. She weighed 7 lbs. 9 oz.
As a guest on BBC TV’s Breakfast (2000) (2 September 2010), Bourdain surprised hosts Bill Turnbull and Susanna Reid when he disclosed that his all-time favorite restaurant was the British “St. John” run by friend and chef Fergus Henderson in London’s Smithfield district.
Older brother of Christopher Bourdain.
His father was of French, and some Spanish, ancestry, with family that had lived in Brazil, Uruguay, and Paraguay. Anthony’s mother was of Ukrainian Jewish and Austrian Jewish descent.
He was nominated for the 2016 New Jersey Hall of Fame in the Arts and Letters category.
He was nominated for the 2017 New Jersey Hall of Fame in the Enterprise category.
The place of his suicide was first misreported as Paris, then as Strasbourg, but Anthony  actually died in the small town Kaysersberg, Haut-Rhin, France. The idyllic Kaysersberg is best known as the birthplace of Nobel Peace Prize recipient Albert Schweitzer (1875-1965). The public prosecutor Christian de Rocquigny du Fayel from Colmar, France, said, that Bourdain died by hanging at the luxury hotel ‘Le Chambard’ in Kaysersberg [People Magazine, 2018].

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