Anthony Bourdain reportedly cremated in France, less than a week after suicide
Celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain’s body was cremated Wednesday and his ashes will be flown home Friday, according to People.
Bourdain’s mother, Gladys, previously told the Daily News that his estranged wife, Ottavia Busia Bourdain, is in charge of the arrangements. According to the State Department, it can take up to five days for bodies to be released back to the United States by French authorities.
The 61-year-old chef hanged himself in a French hotel room Friday while shooting an episode of “Parts Unknown.” French authorities announced there was no evidence of foul play.
Longtime girlfriend Asia Argento called him “my rock, my love, my protector” in a statement after his death.
Bourdain is also survived by his 11-year-old daughter, Ariane.
“Anthony gave all of himself in everything that he did,” she wrote on Twitter. “His brilliant, fearless spirit touched and inspired so many, and his generosity knew no bounds.”