City Of Masterchef Junior Contestant Dies At Age 14

His family has confirmed in networks that the young chef has died due to a “rare form of cancer”

Ben Watkins , the young chef who participated in the kitchens of Masterchef Junior in its US edition, has died this Monday after a year and a half fight against a “rare form of cancer . ” “Our Ben is reunited with his mother after a year and a half of fighting cancer. He was and will always be the strongest person we know,” his family said in a statement on Facebook.

His life, especially in recent years, was not easy. According to the BBC , Ben went through tragic circumstances after losing his mother. Her father murdered her three years ago and immediately committed suicide. Since then, his maternal grandmother and uncle, Donna and Anthony Edwards have been caring for him. “We are comforted to know that their suffering is finally over,” the statement continues.

The television chef Gordon Ramsay , one of the judges of the program in which the young Ben appeared, has joined the messages of affection this week by posting one on his Twitter account. “Your young life had many difficult turns, but you always persevered,” he assured in a post.

His life, especially in recent years, was not easy. According to the BBC , Ben went through tragic circumstances after losing his mother. Her father murdered her three years ago and immediately committed suicide. Since then, his maternal grandmother and uncle, Donna and Anthony Edwards have been caring for him. “We are comforted to know that their suffering is finally over,” the statement continues.

Ramsay also highlighted his culinary skills, stating that “he was an incredibly talented home cook and an even stronger young man.” “We lose a master of the kitchen,” he pointed out.

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