The biggest loser Daniel Wright, who competed in season 7 and 8 of the weight loss competition, died on Sunday 26 May. He was 30 years old.
According to a GoFundMe page published in December 2017 and created in his name, Wright was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia two months earlier.
He underwent chemotherapy and many blood transfusions as part of his treatment.
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Wright and his wife set aside their jobs at that time because he needed constant care "because of the nature of his treatment and the time he spent in the hospital".
"The treatment includes 6 intense months with 8 cycles of chemo every 21 days that require hospital stays every round for at least a week. These last 2 months could easily be compared to a roller coaster," read the GoFundMe page.
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Wright's leukemia had recurred in December 2018.
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Many of Wright's former wright comrades have turned to social media to mourn the loss of their friend.
Danny Cahill published a tribute to Wright on Facebook, saying: "Daniel's light has always been one of the graces, the encouragement, the wisdom, the love and the honor all the time in which I met. "
"Yesterday the world lost some of its light. Daniel Wright and I first met in May 2009 on the beach in Malibu. 15 of us went to the beach that morning to start our journey in season 8 of The biggest loser", He recalled Cahill." Our sixteenth competitor was driven to the starting position of that first 1 mile race (which he won) and Daniel popped out. "Hey guys !!!" he screamed as he ran towards us. I didn't know the effect this man would have on my life. "
He continued: "I can honestly say that thanks to him I am a better man. He showed me (with the example – not telling me) how to take care of others in a different way, and I thank God for knowing this ; man for the 10 years I have known. We could all learn from him how important it is to leave a sign of love on those we meet, to establish differences and see similarities, and to serve those around us in every way. possible ".
Courtney Crozier Respession of Season 11 wrote: "I am so saddened to hear of Daniel Wright this morning. He fought SO HARD during his battle against cancer and more. This man is one of the kindest people I have never met and is a true creator of differences in this world! His faith has never faded, not even in the darkest moments. I am honored to have met him !!! "
He also referred to Wright's wife, Rebecca Wright, asking his followers to "please keep him and his beautiful, unbelievable, and over strong wife Rebecca Wright in your prayers today while being called to heaven. Rebecca will need all of us to lift it now and for months and years to come. "
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