It is with a truly heavy heart that we inform you of the sudden passing of beloved MasterChef Junior star Ben Watkins at only 14 years old.
Ben was unfortunately diagnosed with a rare form of cancer when he was 13 called Angiomatoid Fibrous Histiocytoma, reports TMZ.
Sources have confirmed that the illness is so rare that only Ben and five other people in the world have been diagnosed with it ever.
Reports read that Ben was undergoing treatment at Lurie Children’s hospital located in Chicago when he passed away on Monday.
Ben is well known for competing in season 6 of the popular cooking competition show, “MasterChef Junior,” when he was only 11 years old. Also for his work at Big Ben’s Bodacious BBQ and Delicatessen in Gary, Indiana established by his parents.
It has been indicated that his parents had passed three years ago within a murder-Suicide.
Our hearts go out to his family and friends!