3-star chef Benoit Violier found dead in apparent suicide

February 1, 2016 9:39 PM

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PARIS (AP) - Chef Benoit Violier, whose 3-star restaurant in western Switzerland with its game specialties recently topped a list of the world’s best, has been found dead of a likely self-inflicted gunshot, police said Monday. He was 44.

Police said in a statement that Violier was found dead in his home late Sunday afternoon in the municipality of Crissier, near Lausanne, home of his prestigious Restaurant de l’Hotel de Ville.

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