No Narcotics Found in Anthony Bourdain's System When He Died
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The chef's mother announced that same day she will be getting a tattoo in her son's honor.

No narcotics were found in Anthony Bourdain's system at time of death, a French official said Friday.

Bourdain, who had kicked a heroin habit years prior to his death by suicide two weeks ago, only had trace amounts of a legal medicine in his body, an autopsy revealed.

A French judicial official told The New York Times regarding narcotics, "There were none, save for the trace of a nonnarcotic medicine in a therapeutic dose."

Christian de Rocquigny, the local prosecutor in charge of the investigation, made the statement in a text message to the publication.

The celebrity chef and TV host was found dead in his hotel room in France on Friday, June 8. He was there to film an episode of his travel show "Parts Unknown," which airs on the cable news network and is in its 11th season. The death was ruled a suicide by hanging.

Bourdain's mother Gladys, who was a former editor at the Times, told the publication that she plans on getting a small tattoo on her wrist that reads, "Tony." Although she never was a big fan of her son's ink, she plans on getting a tattoo -- her first and only -- from Bourdain's artist. His mother also told the Times that there will probably be a small, family service, since Bourdain has already been cremated.

"He would want as little fuss as possible," she said.

Actress Asia Argento, who was Bourdain's girlfriend, posted that same day a picture of her and Bourdain with the caption, "two weeks without you."

Two weeks without you

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