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Indiana teen TV chef dies of rare cancer

An Indiana teenager who competed on TV’s Master Chef Junior show has lost his battle with cancer.

Ben Watkins, who appeared on Season 6 of the show hosted by Gordon Ramsay, lost his parents in a murder-suicide after appearing on the show. He was a cook at Ben’s Bodacious BBQ in Gary’s Miller neighborhood.

His family says Watkins died Monday while undergoing chemotherapy for a rare, aggressive cancer that affected his spine, shoulder and lung.

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