‘MasterChef Junior’ Alum Ben Watkins Dead at 14

We have some extremely sad news to report today.

Ben Watkins, famous for participating in “MasterChef Junior,” TV show, is dead after a cancer battle.

Ben, who had been receiving care for an exceedingly unusual type of cancer at the Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago, died on Monday… reported by his relatives.

He was born with soft tissue tumor when he was just 13 years old, and the family claims the physicians told them that Ben was one of only six individuals in the world who had been diagnosed with a genetic condition called Angiomatoid Fibrous Histiocytoma.

Gordon Ramsay sent a very heartfelt message for Ben and his family on his Twitter page:

An aspiring chef, Ben used to cook and man the front counter at Big Ben’s Bodacious BBQ and Delicatessen in Gary, Indiana. with his late parents, who died 3 years ago in a murder-suicide. Ben’s grandma and uncle remembered him as “the strongest person we’ve ever known.”

Ben competed in season 6 of the Gordon Ramsay-hosted cooking competition show, “MasterChef Junior,” when he was only 11 years old and quickly became a fan-favorite.

There is a Gofundme page dedicated to help raise funds for Ben’s memorial fund. See all the information below.

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