Celebrity Chef Anthony Bourdain was found dead in the bathroom of his hotel room in France, and apparently used the belt from his bath robe to hang himself.
Bourdain was in France to work on episodes of his CNN show, “Part Unknown”. His friend and fellow chef Eric Ripert found his body Friday in the hotel room at Le Chambard, a five-star luxury hotel. He was worried when Anthony missed dinner and breakfast with no warning.
Bourdain’s body is stuck in bureaucratic red tape in France, leaving funeral plans for him temporarily on hold. His mama, Gladys, explains, “They won’t be shipping his remains back for a couple of days because of formalities." She said everything in France moves sloooooooow.
Mom also explained that the funeral plans for her son are in the hands of his estranged wife, Ottavia Busia Bourdain, because Ottavia is legally still his next of kin.
“Although they’re separated, she’ll be in charge of whatever happens."Bourdain and his wife remained on good terms after their split and shared the raising of their 11-year-old daughter, Ariane.
Sources: NY Times, NY Post, TMZ