Ben Wakins has died aged 14, it has been confirmed by his family.
The teen who had been receiving treatment for a rare form of cancer at Lurie Children's Hospital passed away on Monday, his family announced.
He had been diagnosed with a soft tissue tumour aged just 13 – being told by medical staff he was just one in six people in the world who had been diagnosed with Angiomatoid Fibrous Histiocytoma.
The aspiring chef often greeted diners and cooked their meals at Big Ben's Bodacious BBQ and Delicatessen in Indiana alongside his parents.
Bot of his parents died three years prior to Ben in what is said to have been a murder-suicide, with his grandmother later saying he is "the strongest person we've ever known."
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