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Days after Anthony Bourdain‘s death, his body is apparently stuck in France due to bureaucratic red tape.

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Anthony’s 83-year-old mother, Gladys Bourdain, said she isn’t surprised because this is pretty typical of the country.

They won’t be shipping his remains back for a couple of days because of formalities.

Listen, I lived there for five years — nothing is done quickly.

She also revealed, Anthony’s estranged wife, Ottavia Busia Bourdain, will be handling his funeral arrangements because legally she’s still his next of kin.

Although they’re separated, she’ll be in charge of whatever happens.

We haven’t talked for a couple days. I’m sure she’s as broken up as I am.

Still praying for the Bourdain family during this difficult time.