Benoit Violier


Age: 44

French-Swiss chef known for his acumen in cooking game who persided over a small Swiss restaurant name the best in the world in December 2015 and ran the Restaurant de l'Hotel de Ville with his wife Brigitte, in which the restaurant has been awarded three Michelin stars and took the No. 1 spot on La Liste in France's ranking of 1,000 restaurants in 48 countries.

Cause of Death: Suicide by self-inflicted gunshot wound

Born: August 22, 1971

Died: January 31, 2016

Crissier, Switzerland