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'Chopped Junior' Winner Fuller Goldsmith Dies at 17

'Chopped Junior' Winner Fuller Goldsmith Dies at 17

Chopped Junior winner and former Top Chef Junior contestant Fuller Goldsmith has passed away at the young age of 17.

The production company Magical Elves announced the tragic news on social media.

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The production company posted on Instagram, “We are devastated after hearing about the loss of our Top Chef Junior alum, Fuller Goldsmith. He was an incredible chef and the strongest kid we’ve ever met. From the minute he was introduced to us, we knew he would make an impact on everyone around him and be a positive force in cooking world. To his family, we give all our love as they mourn the loss of someone truly special. 💜”

Fuller had been battling leukemia, and announced in February that it had returned.

“Unfortunately the news regarding the tumor was not what I was hoping. The same Leukemia is back. The plan is to start proton radiation at UAB as soon as I can….hopefully within the next two weeks. I will have 12 days of radiation and then more chemo to make sure it’s gone once and for all. Round 5- I’m ready to fight! #allidoiswin,” he posted in February.

He won Chopper Junior at the young age of 14 and nearly made it to the finale of Top Chef Junior in late 2017 but left the show to prioritize his health.

Our thoughts are with Fuller‘s friends, family, and loved ones during this devastating time.

We’re mourning the losses of so many celebrities this year.

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