Famous chef Gordon Ramsay reportedly donated $ 50,000 to treat the rare cancer that killed “Master Chef Jr.” contestant Ben Watkins.
Watkins died on Monday at the age of 14.
Variety reported that Ramsey donated the money in August.
It was about the same time that Ramsey and other Master Chef Junior contestants sent a video message of their love for Watkins.
“If you can beat me in the MasterChef Junior kitchen, believe me. You can beat me,” Ramsey said. “God’s blessing, and a lot of love, companion.”
Watkins, who starred in the sixth season of the reality show, was being treated for hemangiomatous fibrous histiocytoma (soft tissue tumor) at the Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago.
The promising young culinary star was one of only six in the world suffering from this disease.
Watkins’ uncle and legal guardian Anthony Edwards said his nephew “did not complain” despite all the pain he experienced.
“We were hoping for another result,” he told the Chicago Tribune.
“But Ben’s lungs could no longer give him the air he needed to breathe. It’s devastating.”
In 2017, Watkins’ father killed his mother and then himself by murder-suicide. Edwards said his nephew was always a happy kid, even if he experienced the terrible tragedy.
“Ben was very selfless,” he told the Tribune. “It was unrealistic, the character he had … he had.”
Gordon Ramsay reportedly donated $ 50,000 to treat Ben Watkins’ cancer
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