Yes you can be very very successful & still have depression / worse commit suicide Like this top executive chef in Sydney who passed away over the weekend thru suicide and left a wife & 3 children. I do not think anyone saw the "warning signs". It just happened Link has been hidden. Please Register to view. Executive chef of Bistrode CBD, Jeremy Strode, has died. The news that Strode, 53, is believed to have ended his life on Monday was confirmed by a representative of Merivale. Strode, a chef's chef, spent 27 years working at the pass and inspired generations of young cooks.