Joseph Cerniglia is not the first suicide that has a connection to Gordon Ramsay‘s cooking shows. Rachel Brown, a chef on Gordon Ramsay’s “Hell’s Kitchen,” also committed suicide. Brown, who finished fifth on the second season of “Kitchen,” shot herself in her family’s home in Dallas in 2007.
Is this some kind of reality-cooking-show trend? “My guess is that both of these people had major problems before appearing on the show,” Dr. Robert Yufit, former president of the American Academy of Suicidology, tells CBS News. “I would almost bet that the show itself should not be held
responsible. I would say that the show might have tripped off
something else that was going on in their lives.”