Ben Watkins, MasterChef Junior Star Dies Aged 14
US MasterChef Junior star, Ben Watkins has died at a very young age of 14.
His family confirmed that he died from a rare form of cancer on Monday.
Watkins was featured on the US version of the popular cooking show in 2018.
One of the show’s judges and TV chef, Gordon Ramsay described his death as a terrible loss, adding that the young chef was always well persevered through series of life challenges.
Watkins had it tough as he had lost both parents in a murder-suicide three years ago.
In a statement released through his GoFundMe page, his grandmother, Donna Edwards and uncle, Anthony Edwards said, “Our Ben went home to be with his mother this afternoon after a year-and-a-half-long battle with cancer.
“Ben suffered more than his share in his 14 years on this Earth, but we take solace in that his suffering is finally over and in that, in the end, Ben knew he was loved by so many.”