Chef, writer and television host Anthony Bourdain has reportedly been cremated in France, just days after he died by suicide.
Bourdain’s ashes are expected to be flown back to the United States on Friday, a source claimed to People Magazine.
At the same time, the Parts Unknown star’s girlfriend Asia Argento was seen with Rose McGowan and two other friends, listening to the song ‘Jesus Was a Cross Maker’ by Judee Sill, a singer who died by suicide at age 35.
The actress also shared a picture of her back, where the word saved was superimposed.
Days after Bourdain’s death, Argento shared her grief on social media, calling him an inspiration and herself ‘beyond devastated’.
Anthony Bourdain has reportedly been cremated in France just days after he died by suicide
Bourdain and actress Asia Argento began dating a year after meeting in 2016
She shared pictures of herself listening to Jesus Was a Cross Maker, a song performed by a woman who committed suicide at the age of 35, on the same day her boyfriend was reportedly cremated
The 61-year-old was found dead on Friday, having hung himself in his hotel room in France (pictured is the Le Chambard Hotel where he was staying)
‘Anthony gave all of himself in everything that he did. His brilliant, fearless spirit touched and inspired so many, and his generosity knew no bounds. He was my love, my rock, my protector. I am beyond devastated. My thoughts are with his family. I would ask that you respect their privacy and mine,’ Argento wrote.
Asia also shared a cryptic photo of her back with the word ‘saved’ superimposed on it
On Sunday, his mother Gladys told Page Six the family were awaiting approval from the French Government to return Bourdain’s body to America, and were expecting it to take a few days.
The Parts Unknown host, 61, was found dead in his room at the Le Chambard hotel in France on Friday after hanging himself.
Friend Eric Ripert, who had been helping the father-of-one make an upcoming episode of his show, was the one to make the grim discovery.
He went to Bourdain’s hotel room after he did not attend dinner or breakfast, which they were scheduled to eat together, where he found his friend had hanged himself.
Christian de Rocquigny, the prosecutor of Colmar in France’s eastern Alsace region, said on Saturday there did not appear to be much planning ahead of Bourdain’s suicide.
‘There is no element that makes us suspect that someone came into the room at any moment,’ he said, adding a medical expert had concluded that there were no signs of violence on Bourdain’s body.
The celebrity chef’s ashes are expected to be flown back to the US on Friday, a source has claimed to People Magazine
Rocquigny said toxicology tests were being carried out on Bourdain’s body, including urine tests, to see if he took any medications or other drugs, in an effort to help his family understand if anything led him to kill himself.
Bourdain’s funeral will be organised by his ex-wife, Ottavia, as she is still legally his next of kin, his mother Gladys has claimed.
‘Although they’re separated, she’ll be in charge of whatever happens,’ she said on Sunday.
‘We haven’t talked for a couple days. I’m sure she’s as broken up as I am.’
Ottavia was seen heading inside her New York home on Wednesday night, dressed casually in activewear and wearing sunglasses.
Bourdain’s estranged wife Ottavia (pictured) was seen heading into her New York apartment on Wednesday night
She wore activewear and covered her face with sunglasses as she headed home about 7.15pm
Busia has only recently broken her silence following Bourdain’s death, and will be the one to organize his funeral
Shining star: On Monday, Ottavia posted a photo of their 11-year-old daughter Ariana performing at a concert to Instagram (pictured), wearing the boots gifted to her by Bourdain
The jiu-jitsu fanatic, and mother to Bourdain’s only child, recently broke her silence following Bourdain’s tragic death.
She shared a photograph of the couples’ 11-year-old daughter Ariana on stage in a pair of knee-high studded boots on Monday.
‘Our little girl had her concert today,’ she wrote in the emotional caption.
‘She was amazing. So stron