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‘MasterChef Junior’ Star Ben Watkins Dead at 14

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“MasterChef Junior” contestant Ben Watkins, 14, is gone too soon.
TMZ reports Watkins died on Monday. At the time of his death, he was undergoing cancer treatment at Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago.
Last year, Watkins was diagnosed with angiomatoid fibrous histiocytoma. His family was told that Ben was one of just six people in the whole globe to be diagnosed with the soft-tissue tumor.
In 2015, Watkins competed on Season 6 of “MasterChef Junior.” Months ago, his ex competitors sent well-wishes while he was fighting cancer. At the time, a GoFundMe was created to help raise money for his battle.
His death comes just three years after his parents died in a murder-suicide.
On Ben’s GoFundMe page, his grandmother, Donna Edwards, and uncle, Anthony Edwards, validated his death, writing, “Our Ben went home to be with his mom Monday afternoon after a year-and-a-half-long battle with Cancer. After losing ……

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