Ben Watkins: US MasterChef Junior star dies aged 14

MasterChef Junior star Ben Watkins has died aged 14 from a rare form of cancer, his family has confirmed.

The young chef, who appeared on the US version of the popular cooking show in 2018, died on Monday.

TV chef Gordon Ramsay, one of the show's judges, described Ben as "an incredibly talented home cook and even stronger young man".

Ben came from tragic circumstances, having lost his mother and father in a murder-suicide three years ago.

His grandmother Donna Edwards and his uncle Anthony Edwards said in a statement, via his GoFundMe page: "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."

 

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