Skip to comments.‘MasterChef Junior’ Contestant Ben Watkins Dead at 14
Posted on 11/17/2020 8:28:04 PM PST by nickcarraway
Former “MasterChef Junior” contestant Ben Watkins lost his battle with a rare form of cancer Monday, according to his family. He was 14.
Watkins, who starred in the reality show’s sixth season in 2018, was undergoing treatment for angiomatoid fibrous histiocytoma — a soft tissue tumor — at Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, according to TMZ.
The young star was one out of only six people in the world who suffered from the disease.
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had a tough life
parents died murder suicide
Poor kid. RIP. :-(
OMG - I can’t complain about anything.
I did not like MF Jr but no one needs to die at 14.
Prayer for him and the family.
What a horrible shame. He certainly looked like a very nice kid. RIP.
some of the kids can be down right insufferable on that show
I dont remember Ben being one of the ones that makes me roll my eyes.
“some of the kids can be down right insufferable on that show”
I’m not a fan of cute kids on cooking competition shows. I tried Master Chef Jr and Chopped Jr and they were really bad. I was able to watch Top Chef Jr. but I think it won’t be renewed after the second season that aired about 3 years ago, I think.
Oh no! I think I remember seeing him on 2 or 3 Food Network shows. He always seemed to have such a positive attitude.
Obligatory: Clearly another “death by coronavirus”. /s
Prayers to Ben’s family!! After he was on Master Chef Jr, I heard he opened a restaurant in Gary. God, I guess, needed a young chef in heaven.
May he rest in God’s eternal peace.
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