The last post shared from Fatima’s Instagram account shared that the chef was at home with her loved ones when she died.
The 29-year-old chef had revealed in October that her battle with Ewing’s sarcoma was not over despite a surgery meant to help her.
“Fatima was at home with us, surrounded by her loved ones and beloved cat Mr. Meow, when she left us in the early hours of the morning,” the post read.
It continued, “When someone as bright and young and vivacious as our Fati passes, the only metaphor that seems to fit is that of a star—a beacon in the darkness, a light that guides us, on which to make wishes, from which to weave dreams. For all the comfort and beauty they offer us, stars, too, are impermanent. This morning a great one was snuffed out.”
Though she’s no longer here with us, her spirit will continue to steer us, the post added.
The post requested the people to listen to her lessons and live their lives to the fullest as she did.
“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. travel the world and seek out adventure. Help others and don’t be afraid to take the road less taken.”
“Fatima will always be a part of us, and in fact if you look deep enough, you may find your own 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,” it further read.
Indeed Fatima showed us how to live.