Prosecutor says no signs of foul play in Anthony Bourdain's death
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A French prosecutor said on Saturday that there were no signs of foul play in the death of celebrity chef and writer Anthony Bourdain. 

In an interview with The Associated Press, Prosecutor Christian de Rocquigny said that there were no signs of a struggle at the scene of Bourdain's apparent suicide, his hotel room, and that "there is no element that makes us suspect that someone came into the room at any moment."

Rocquigny told the AP that toxicology tests were being carried out to determine whether Bourdain took any medications. 


Bourdain, 61, was found dead on Friday in his hotel room in France, where he was filming an episode of his CNN travel show, "Parts Unknown."

CNN announced on Friday that Bourdain had died. 

"It is with extraordinary sadness we can confirm the death of our friend and colleague, Anthony Bourdain," CNN said in a statement. "His love of great adventure, new friends, fine food and drink and the remarkable stories of the world made him a unique storyteller."

Known for his rebellious style, Bourdain rose from a line cook in New York to a renowned author, before kicking off a television career that took him around the world. His CNN show garnered multiple Emmys since it began in 2013.