Family of 29-year-old chef Fatima Ali share a final goodbye message on her Instagram page following her death

Chef Fatima Ali on Bravo's Top Chef season 15 Getty ImagesGetty Images/Bravo

  • Fatima Ali, known as Chef Fati, died on January 25 following a diagnosis of bone cancer in 2017. 
  • The 29-year-old chef was voted a “fan favorite” contestant on Bravo’s “Top Chef” competition. 
  • Ali’s family shared a photo collage on her Instagram page along with a statement to her followers.
  • They thanked everyone for the support over the last two years, and noted her final words.
  • “Fati’s final message to us, before she took her leave, was that we should only have space in our hearts for love, compassion, and forgiveness,” the family wrote. “Anything else is just taking up space.”
  • You can read the full statement below.

“Top Chef” contestant Fatima Ali, 29, died on January 25 after she was diagnosed with a rare form of bone cancers, Ewing’s Sarcoma, in 2017. Ali had been documenting her experience with cancer on her Instagram account, where she had 169,000 followers. 

Late Friday evening, Ali’s family shared a photo collage on her account along with a statement to all of her fans. 

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