Anthony Bourdain committed suicide by hanging this Friday, June 8, in France. RadarOnline.com has now learned new details about the celebrity chef’s tragic death.
Colmar, France, public prosecutor Christian de Rocquigny du Fayel told PEOPLE that the Parts Unknown star died by hanging at a luxury hotel in Kaysersberg called Le Chambard. He added that noting “at this stage, nothing suggests the intervention of a third party.”
As Radar readers know, Bourdain, 61, was filming for his hit CNN show in France at the time of his passing. After learning of the tragedy, the network said in a statement: “It is with extraordinary sadness we can confirm the death of our friend and colleague, Anthony Bourdain. His love of great adventure, new friends, fine food and drink and the remarkable stories of the world made him a unique storyteller. His talents never ceased to amaze us and we will miss him very much. Our thoughts and prayers are with his daughter and family at this incredibly difficult time.”
Bourdain’s chef pal, Eric Ripert, was the one who found his lifeless body.
While Bourdain suffered from drug addiction in the past, he claimed to have gotten clean in recent years. It is unknown why he took his own life.
Celebrity pals and fellow chefs reacted to the sad news this Friday morning, voicing their heartbreak on social media and raising awareness about the dangers of depression and mental illness. Anthony Bourdain’s longtime friend, Val Kilmer, however, called the now-deceased chef “selfish,” in a bizarre Facebook post slamming the star for taking his own life.
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