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Top Chef Star Fatima Ali Dies Battling Cancer

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There is devastating news for the Top Chef family as their very own fan favorite Fatima Ali died tragically battling cancer. The 29-year old star lost a long-fought battle with Ewing’s sarcoma, a terminal cancer of the bone and soft tissue. The entire show’s cast and family is mourning the loss of one of their very own. And the news reached out to the public as fellow star Bruce Kalman updated a sorrowful post online. What makes it even more tragic is that Fatima’s loss came to the world just four months after she was told that she had a year to live. Although at one point in her life, Fatima has successfully beaten her cancer, it resurfaced stronger than ever back in October. And this time doctors believed that even treatments like chemotherapy would not help her.

Although Fatima Ali did not post to her fans for a long while, her last words before her death were filled with gratitude. She thanked all her fans for giving her joy and requested them to send lots of prayers her way.

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Celebrities React to Top Chef Star Fatima Ali’s Death

The entire Top Chef family has reacted to the loss of Fatima Ali. Previous winners, contestants and the hosts have all paid their last tributes and respects to the late costar. The production’s cast, including Flamm, Anderson, Holland, Scott, Bruce Kalman, Adrienne Cheatham, Claudette Zepeda-Wilkins, Carrie Baird, Rogelio Garcia, Tu David Phu, show runner-up Joe Sasto, Melissa Perfit and Laura Cole all came together to meet Fatima on her deathbed on January 13th in LA.

Many celebrities including Andy Cohen, Bruce Kalman, Ellen DeGeneres and Padma Lakshmi added posts on social media to remember the late star.

Ellen added that she was lucky to have met Fatima. And sent out love for her family telling them that their daughter brought light into the world.

Her costar Padma Lakshmi bid farewell to her little sister adding an emotional heartfelt caption.

Bruce Kalman was also the one who broke out the news of her death to the world.

The entire world is sad by the news of her death. And let’s hope that the young star always rests in peace.

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