Former MasterChef Jr. Competitor Ben Watkins Loses Battle With Cancer at 14

A former contestant on “MasterChef Jr.” has died. Ben Watkins was 11 years old when he appeared on season six of the food competition show. Watkins, who was from Gary, Indiana, passed away after a year-and-half-long battle with a rare cancer called angiomatoid fibrous histiocytoma. Gordon Ramsey, a judge on the show, tweeted: “Ben you were an incredibly talented home cook and even stronger young man. Your young life had so many tough turns but you always persevered.”