On the surface, I can see where someone would say, “Gordon Ramsay is a hard a** with no heart who treats people terribly.” Look, I get it. If you’re only exposure to him is YouTube clips, that’s an easy takeaway.
However, if you WATCH his shows, you would know that could not be further from the truth. His passion and empathy for those who share his love of cooking/restaurant owning is above reproach.
That’s why I’ve been curious to see what his response would be to the passing of MasterChef Junior contestant Ben Watkins from cancer.
Ramsay wrote on Instagram, “We lost a Master of the @Masterchefjunior kitchen today. Ben you were an incredibly talented home cook and even stronger young man. Your young life had so many tough turns but you always persevered…I adored our time cooking and laughing together on set. Heartbroken today losing my little mate, sending all my love to Ben Watkins’ family with this terrible loss.”
Ben Watkins dies from Angiomatoid Fibrous Histiocytoma, which is a soft tissue tumor. He was 14-years-old.