Fatima's chemotherapy appeared to benefit her initially but cancer returned in September past year with doctors telling her it has metastasized.
Last April, Ali cooked publicly at the Pebble Beach Food & Wine event in California with her fellow Top Chef Season 15 contestants Tyler Anderson, and Bruce Kalman, and Top Chef Masters alum Elizabeth Falkner.
Bravo provided a statement from the Top Chef family to Yahoo Entertainment: "We are deeply saddened to share the news that Fatima Ali has lost her courageous battle with cancer".
"Almost too much for you at times, but I'm here to tell you that with the love and support of your family, friends and well-wishers, that chain becomes a meager string around your neck", Ali wrote.
Throughout her battle, Fatima continued to cook, and wrote several think-pieces about what she had learned during her time with the disease, also appearing on Ellen.
According to Bravo's The Daily Dish, she underwent multiple rounds of chemotherapy, and later, a surgery to remove the tumor and surrounding cells in her left shoulder in January 2018. At that point, her doctors gave her a year to live. "I will remember the hours on end we spent in the kid pool (the damn scratches) or the hot tub playing Never Have I Ever", chef Claudette Zepeda-Wilkins wrote. Her friends from Top Chef had started a GoFundMe page to help her fulfil her wishes.
On a recent Instagram post, she revealed her health was declining after receiving treatment. Ali acknowledged it had been "ages" since she had posted "and most may have figured out why", she said.
After leaving her native Pakistan at 18, Ali moved to the United States to attend the Culinary Institute of America. I thank you a million times over for when you have given me joy. "May she rest in power [broken heart] #cheffati #f-cancer".
Our thoughts are with Fatimah Ali's loved ones during this hard time.