On June 9, a French prosecutor confirmed that Anthony Bourdain was found dead in his hotel bathroom with a belt tied around his waist. A toxicology report will be released later on. The cause of death is still under investigation, but there are no indications that he was harmed by drugs. His body was found by his daughter, Ariane. The television star was also survived by two other daughters.
In his last interview, he revealed that he was surrounded by a group of people, and it was their mutual friends who found him. He was a favorite of Mario Batali, who produced a documentary about him, and the two had a long and fruitful relationship. But, he did not die of his passion. In the final episode of his show, he pleaded for help, and the police were able to trace his last moments.
The Coroner confirmed that the autopsy results show that Bourdain killed himself. Although there are no signs of foul play, the cause of death remains undetermined. In the meantime, the family will receive the results of the investigation, and they will know whether to file a lawsuit against the hotel, or not. The police report reportedly confirms that the suicide was the cause of death. The investigation is ongoing.