"We thought it was unusual". "The guy speaks like a bullet train with all the facts on his palm, delivering what we need to know precisely from his passion for Malaysian heritage cuisine".
"There is no element that makes us suspect that someone came into the room at any moment", he told the Associated Press.
Investigators were waiting for the results of blood tests, screening for toxic substances and drugs, the results of which were expected to arrive in the coming days, but they were not expected to change the outcome of the investigation.
Prosecutor Christian de Rocquigny also revealed new details about his death.
"To the extent which my work in Kitchen Confidential celebrated or prolonged a culture that allowed the kind of grotesque behaviours we're hearing about all too frequently is something I think about daily, with real remorse", he added.
His death - the second high profile suicide of a USA celebrity this week - prompting an outpouring of support across social media, with people sharing their own stories of struggling with depression and anxiety. It was her last public photo of her beau before he died.
"He loved and was loved in return", Cooper said of Bourdain.
Ripert was in France with his friend filming an upcoming episode of Bourdain's award-winning show.
"He was so excited to be working with Christopher Doyle", she said.
One user replied: "You were the first person who came to mind hearing the news".
"I am proud to have known this man a little, maybe enough to call him friend".
Beneath the swagger and mischievous grin, however, loomed a history of lethally destructive behavior. "You only saw beauty in all people".
Remembering the rare dinner that made headlines back in 2016, and his memories in people's hearts, the former POTUS added, "He taught us about food - but more importantly, about its ability to bring us together". "We'll miss him", Obama tweeted.
The beloved chef introduced the world to Thai street food scene in an episode of No Reservations (2009: Season 5 Episode 16), where he tried rice gruel, and his team filmed simple table condiments we take for granted in a newly alluring way.