This picture taken on June 3, 2012 shows late top chef Benoit Violier (R) posing with late top chef and mentor Philippe Rochat at the Restaurant de l'Hotel de Ville in Crissier near Lausanne, western Switzerland.
Top chef Benoit Violier -- whose renowned three-star restaurant in a small Swiss town is seen as the world's best -- was found dead in his home on January 31 in an apparent suicide, police said. News of the 44-year-old's death, just months after his Restaurant de l'Hotel de Ville was crowned the "world's best restaurant" by an exclusive ranking, sparked a wave of sadness as contemporaries extolled the French-Swiss chef's talents. Violier's restaurant reopened on February 2, 2016. / AFP / ALAIN GROSCLAUDE (Photo credit should read ALAIN GROSCLAUDE/AFP/Getty Images)