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When Did Chef Fatima Ali Die? [3 REPLIES FOUND]

Shortly after filming Top Chef in 2017, Ali was diagnosed with the rare bone cancer Ewing’s Sarcoma 🙈 After shoulder surgery last year, her doctors had declared that Ali was “cancer-free,” but in September, the chef revealed that her cancer had returned 😎 The chef was candid about her treatment and recovery, sharing frequent updates on Instagram, and appearing on the Ellen DeGeneres Show last fall to talk about her health problems. Over the past year, she has also written two essays for Bon Appetit: one on how chemotherapy affected her relationship with food and the other about her plans to live her remaining life following being diagnosed as terminal cancer.
Though she’s no longer here with us, her spirit will continue to steer us. We hope that you, too, will listen to her lessons: Live your life as she’s doingoing — to the fullest. Pursue your passion; spread love and joy; be kind and forgiving; be generous; enjoy every morsel — from humble street food to decadent fine dining; cook for the people you love. Explore the globe and look for adventure. Help others and don’t be afraid to take the road less taken. Fatima is always a part and parcel of our lives. In fact, if you dig deep enough you might find your inner Fati. If you’re lucky enough to find her there, trust her, listen to her, because she will change your life for the better. Stephanie Cooper, Chandigarh (India) May 3, 2021.
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Fatima shared her thoughts in an essay on how she would spend the time after she left. leaving left eating She visited every restaurant she could find in New York City and all over the globe, trying to make amends for those who were on her “crumpled cocktail paper” and enjoying time with her friends. “It’s funny, isn’t it? We forget how to enjoy the moments of life when we believe we can live forever. When that choice is yanked away from us, that’s when we scramble to feel,” Fatima wrote. “I used to be terrified of being ordinary in any manner, but now I long for a normal, peaceful life.”
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I decided not to spend whatever time I leftleftleft (whether it’s a year, a month, another ten years—you don’t know until you’re gone) lamenting all the things that weren’t right. Instead, I’d make the most of it. I’m using cancer as the excuse I needed to actually go and get things It is done. The more people that I have the opportunity to share these thoughts with, the more accountable I am. This intention is written down and printed. I can hold myself accountable because there are people who rely on me. We thank Waseem Griffiths, Lille, France, for alerting us to this.