‘MasterChef Junior’ 竞争对手本·沃特金斯死于 14 经过与罕见疾病的斗争

'MasterChef Junior' competitor Ben Watkins dead at 14 经过与罕见疾病的斗争

本·沃特金斯, a former competitor onMasterChef初级,” 已经死了. 他是 14 岁.

The young chef died in a Chicago Children’s hospital on Monday, his family’s attorney, Trent A. 麦凯恩, told Fox News on Tuesday.

Watkins was battling a rare illness known as Angiomatoid Fibrous Histiocytoma. Only six people in the world have been diagnosed with it, McCain said.

Watkins competed during season six of the Gordon Ramsay-hosted cooking competition show.

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Ben Watkins on Season 6 of 'MasterChef Junior.' He has died at the age of 14 after a battle with a rare illness known as Angiomatoid Fibrous Histiocytoma.

Ben Watkins on Season 6 of ‘MasterChef Junior.He has died at the age of 14 after a battle with a rare illness known as Angiomatoid Fibrous Histiocytoma.

His death was also announced in a statement from his family on a GoFundMe page.

Our Ben went home to be with his mother Monday afternoon after a year-and-a-half-long battle with Cancer,” read the statement.

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Ben’s parents died in a murder-suicide in 2017, just months before season six of “MasterChef初级” premiered. He was cared for by his uncle after his surgery, McCain said.

Ben was and will always be the strongest person we know. When Ben’s rare illness was shared with the world, he was so heartened by the outpouring of love he received from every corner of the globeespecially here in his hometown of Gary, 印第安那州,” the statement continued. “We cannot thank this community enough for holding our family up in prayer and for all that you’ve done.

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The family concluded by saying that they havetaken solacein knowing that Watkins is no longer suffering, 然后 “he was loved by so many.

“#Love4Ben,” they added.

Ramsay, 54, also paid tribute on social media on Tuesday.

We lost a Master of the @MasterChefJrFOX kitchen today,” he wrote alongside a photo of the young chef. “Ben you were an incredibly talented home cook and even stronger young man. Your young life had so many tough turns but you always persevered. Sending all the love to Ben Watkins’ family with this terrible loss.

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After the news of Watkinsdiagnosis went public, Ramsey and several judges and contestants from “MasterChef初级” appeared in a video to wish their friend well and to encourage fans to donate to his GoFundMe.

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