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Anthony Bourdain Has Been Cremated in France: Report

Parts Unknown host Anthony Bourdain has been cremated in France where he died.

By Alesandra Dubin

Anthony Bourdain died on June 8 of apparent suicide in France, where he was filming for his CNN show Parts Unknown with his friend Eric Ripert. And it is in that country where he has been cremated, a source says.

The source, cited in People, also reported to that outlet that Bourdain's ashes would be flown back to the United States on Friday, a week after his death. It was Ripert who discovered Bourdain unresponsive in his hotel.

French prosecutor Christian de Rocquigney de Fayel told People there was "no evidence of foul play or violence involved in Bourdain’s death" that would have suggested a third person had been involved.

As Bourdain's divorce from ex-wife Ottavia Busia had not been finalized, she remains his official next of kin.

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