Pakistani-American Top Chef contestant Fatima Ali passed away on Friday after a prolonged battle with cancer.
Ali, who moved to New York at the age of 18, was diagnosed with cancer in October, 2018 — after initially being declared cancer-free.
Ali, 29 who was voted “fan favorite” during the last season of Top Chef revealed that doctors had told her she had only one year to live. She had been diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer, in 2017.
Ali appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres show in November, where she spoke of her dreams of travelling the world and eating at her favourite places.
At the end of the interview, DeGeneres surprised Ali with a check for $50,000 from Shutterfly to help ensure that she experiences everything she wants.
Ali’s co-stars on Top Chef had set up a GoFundMe page to support her travels and final wishes with any funds that she does not use will be donated to the Sarcoma Foundation of America.
reported by Geo News
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