Rachel Brown Chef

Joseph Cerniglia, 39, of Pompton Lakes, N.J., apparently leaped to his death yesterday from the George Washington Bridge, the New York Post reported. The owner of a restaurant in suburban New York, Cerniglia had appeared in 2007 on "Kitchen Nightmares," a show that subjected struggling restaurateurs to harsh criticism from English foodie Gordon Ramsay.

Superstar chef Gordon Ramsay has built a name producing cooking-based reality shows where he has a forum for expletive-laced tirades. But it may be that Ramsay’s vicious behavior has deeper consequences than merely entertaining a home audience. At least three people who have suffered his derision on TV have gone on to commit suicide.

More than three years ago we published this short story about the apparent suicide of Rachel Brown, an Oak Cliff-based personal chef who’d been a contestant on the Fox reality show Hell’s Kitchen .

Rachel Brown, the Oak Cliff-based personal chef who became a national celebrity last summer following her appearance on the Fox reality show “Hell’s Kitchen,” was found dead in her family home in Bedford on May 9, according to her sister, Dr. Mary Brown.