France Obit Benoit Violier
France Obit Benoit Violier

A chef recently named "Best in the World" has been found dead in his Swiss home.

Benoit Violier headed the Restaurant de l'Hotel de Ville in Crissier in Lausanne, Switzerland, which had earned a coveted three Michelin stars and topped a list of the world’s best 1,000 restaurants published by the French government.

According to the BBC, Violier was found shot late Sunday in his home in Crissier, Switzerland, in an apparent suicide.

Police said they were planning an investigation into Violier’s death.

The highly regarded Michelin Guide to restaurants tweeted that Violier has “immense talent.”

Violier was known to be a avid hunter, and his menus often featured game. Lunches at his restaurant cost nearly $200, while a dinner could run as high as $375.