• In this Oct. 8, 2012 file photo chef Benoit Violier poses with the certificate as Chef of the year in his kitchen in the Hotel de Ville in Crissier, Switzerland.  Swiss police said Monday, Feb. 1, 2016 3-star chef Violier, whose restaurant near Lausanne recently topped a list of the world's best, has been found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot.  (Jean-Christophe Bott/Keystone via AP)

    3-star chef Benoit Violier found dead in apparent suicide

    PARIS (AP) — 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.