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Fatima Ali, 'Top Chef' Star, Dies After Battling Long-Fought Cancer

Updated On 26 Jan, 2019 Published On

Harty Condolence! Fatima Ali, a celebrity chef best known for appearing on Bravo's Top Chef, has died after a battle with 'Long-Fought' cancer. She was 29.

Her close friend and fellow chef Bruce Kalman took to Instagram on Friday, January 25, to confirm her death, with sharing a photo of her from the hospital.

He wrote in a lengthy statement, "It’s with a heavy heart we say goodbye to Fatima Ali today, as she has lost her battle with cancer".

Here's the post, check it out.

Shortly after Fatima's death news emerged, Bravo network released a statement via Twitter to pay tribute to her.

The network wrote,

We are deeply saddened to hear the news that Fatima Ali lost her courageous battle with cancer. Our thoughts are with her family and friends at this time. People not only fell in love with her cooking, but fell in love with her personality and heart.

Take a look.

The Chopped winner suffered Ewing’s sarcoma which is a terminal cancer of the bone and soft tissue.

She was diagnosed with the disease in 2017 but later in February 2018, it was announced that she was cancer-free.

Later in October of that year, the star of the Bravo hit series' season 15 revealed that her cancer had returned, with sharing an essay in Bon Appétit’s Healthyish.

Memorial services for the late celebrity chef will be announced in the coming days. Rest in Peace Fatima Ali.

Fatima's passing comes seven months after another veteran celebrity chef, Anthony Bourdain, died from an apparent suicide.

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