AceShowbiz - Tragic chef-turned-TV jet-setter Anthony Bourdain's remains have been cremated in France.
Bourdain was found dead in his hotel room in Kraysersberg, France, on 8 June by his close friend, Eric Ripert, a French chef.
The two pals were shooting Bourdain's popular CNN series Parts Unknown.
"Anthony was my best friend. An exceptional human being, so inspiring & generous," Ripert wrote on Twitter last week. "(He was) one of the great storytellers who connected with so many. I pray he is at peace from the bottom of my heart".
Anthony was my best friend. An exceptional human being, so inspiring & generous. One of the great storytellers who connected w so many. I pray he is at peace from the bottom of my heart. My love & prayers are also w his family, friends and loved ones. pic.twitter.com/LbIeZK14ia— Eric Ripert (@ericripert) June 8, 2018
Actress Asia Argento, Bourdain's girlfriend, also released a statement, which read: "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".