Swiss police say 3-star chef Benoit Violier, whose restaurant near Lausanne recently topped a list of the world’s best, has been found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot. He was 44.
Police said in a statement that Violier was found dead in his home late Sunday afternoon in the municipality of Crissier. An investigation has been opened to determine the exact circumstances of the death, police said.
Violier’s establishment, the Restaurant de l’Hotel de Ville in Crissier, served dishes such as saddle of Pyrenean young lamb and crispy Landes duck foie gras.
Last year it was ranked first on a French government-sponsored list of the world’s top 1,000 restaurants.
The Associated Press contributed to this article.
In the world of ‘Trivial Pursuit’, I guess his Goose was cooked???
Wasn’t he first this year?
Wish someone would come around to Jersey and round up at least 500 of these so called Canadian Geese. That would not even put a dent in the ones in my little 1 square mile town. I’m thinking taking his own life had nothing to do with his career, but his love life or his health.
What is happening to this world. What ever happened to wait it out, as that always works, no matter what. He probably never heard that true saying. Ride the wave.
das Aardvark says
Liberal celebrity kills,
As an animal activist and vegan, I’m sure that the poor geese who are tortured for their diseased liver will not miss him one bit. Hope his business shuts down so it’s one less place tortured and abused animals won’t be served for dinner on some rich persons plate.
Ken W says
Poof, you’re gone. Now you see him and now you don’t. Too bad geese are more important to you than a human life. We will all stand B4 the judgment seat of Christ. Including you,not geese! Sheesh! KCW