A former contestant on a popular reality TV show is dead at 30, with The New York Post reporting that Daniel Wright died Sunday night after a battle with leukemia. Wright appeared on seasons seven and eight of NBC’s “The Biggest Loser.”
Courtney Crozier Respess, who was on the reality show with Wright, reacted to his death on Facebook, writing: “I am so so heartbroken to hear about Daniel Wright this morning. He has fought SO HARD during his battle with cancer & more. This man is one of the kindest people I have ever met & is a true difference maker in this world!”
She added: “His faith has never faded, even in the darkest of times. I am honored to have known him!!!”
Wright was married to another former “Biggest Loser” contestant, Rebecca Meyer Wright.
Wright was reportedly diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in October 2017.
“Two days before Wright died, Rebecca Wright posted on Facebook that her husband ‘had a lot of blood clots come out of his stool & this morning he threw up blood so they are doing a Endoscopy here in the next couple of hours to find the source of the bleed & then clamp, band, flush, or cauterize the source,'” The Post reports.
Wright’s post continues: “This comes with complications because he is so sick but more if we do nothing! Yesterday, the Lord broke me down & today because of your prayers & my pleading our Lord has made me warrior strong!!”
Here’s a clip of Daniel Wright talking about his weight loss on “The Biggest Loser” and follow-up surgery …