Pakistani 'Top Chef' Fatima Ali loses battle against Cancer

Pakistani Top Chef Fatima Ali loses battle against Cancer
Lahore: Pakistani-American chef Fatima Ali, known for her 2017 appearance on popular US television series Top Chef, passed away on Friday after losing a prolonged battle with cancer.

Fatima had appeared on season 15 of the reality competition show as a contestant and was diagnosed with a rare form of bone and soft tissue cancer, Ewing’s Sarcoma.

Chemotherapy appeared to benefit her initially but cancer returned in September last year with doctors telling her it has metastasized.The 29-year-old chef, who was voted ‘fan favourite’ on Top Chef, had in October 2018 penned an op-ed for Bon Appetite, in which she shared that she has a year to live and intends to use it to make amends with the people in her life and to sample the finest food all over the world.

Bravo’s Top Chef released a statement on Friday via Twitter: 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.