FULLER Goldsmith was known as a child prodigy who rose to fame after winning Food Network’s cooking show Chopped Junior.
It was announced on October 6, 2021, that the young star had tragically passed away follow a battle with cancer.
What kind of cancer did Chopped Junior winner Fuller Goldsmith have?
Goldsmith passed away at the age of 17, just days before his birthday.
Over the years, Goldsmith had beat cancer four times before being diagnosed a fifth time which resulted in his death.
When Goldsmith was just 3 years old, he was first diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) which affects the blood and bone marrow.
ALL is a rare form of cancer and affects fewer than 200,000 cases per year in the United States.
Goldsmith’s death was confirmed by Cal Holt, whose son, Justin Holt, owns and operates Southern Ale House in Tuscaloosa where the young chef worked.
“Our collective hearts are broken,” Holt wrote on Facebook. “The [Southern Ale House] family lost our much loved and respected Fuller Goldsmith today.”
The post continued: “Fuller fought the good fight all his life. From age 4 until the last few days of 17 years, Fuller fought a courageous fight against cancer. Fuller lived to create delicious dishes and became the little brother to big brother Brett Garner our executive chef.”
When did Fuller Goldsmith win Chopped Junior?
Goldsmith was only 14 years old when he won Chopped Junior in 2017.
Following his win, he donated the $10,000 prize to the Division of Hematology and Pediatric Oncology at Birmingham Children’s Hospital.
In 2018, Goldsmith was scheduled to star in the similar cooking competition show Top Chef Junior, but had to withdraw because of his cancer.
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