Chopper Junior winner and teen chef Fuller Goldsmith has died of cancer just days before his 18th, it’s been confirmed.

The rising star battled leukaemia five times and died this week.

He was first diagnosed with the disease when he was three-years-old, going on to face cancer another four times.

Goldsmith was known for winning Chopped Junior in 2017 when he was just 13-years-old and also went on to compete in Top Chef Junior.

Magical Elves company, which produces Top Chef Junior, confirmed the news in a statement, which read: ‘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. ?.’

Top Chef Junior host Vanessa Lachey commented: ‘We all Loved Fuller so much! And will never forget his contagious smile, laugh and butter tricks.

‘Sending so much Love to his family. ? We will never forget you Fuller!’

Goldsmith confirmed in February this year his cancer had returned and said he was ‘ready to fight’.

‘Unfortunately the news regarding the tumor was not what I was hoping. The same Leukemia is back,’ he wrote on Instagram. 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!’

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