Daniel Wright, Former ‘Biggest Loser’ Contestant, Dies at 30

TheWrap | 5/27/2019 | Rosemary Rossi
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Daniel Wright, a Season 7 contestant on “The Biggest Loser,” died Sunday almost two years after being diagnosed with leukemia. He was 30.

Several of his fellow castmates from NBC’s weight loss show confirmed the sad news on social media, including Courtney Crozier Respess.

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“I am so so heartbroken to hear about Daniel Wright this morning. He has fought SO HARD during his battle with cancer & more,” Respess wrote on Facebook. “This man is one of the kindest people I have ever met & is a true difference maker in this world!”

According to a GoFundMe page, Wright was first diagnosed with cancer in October 2017 and was on the road to getting his life back to normal when he relapsed with a more severe case of leukemia in December 2018.

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The page goes on to say that within a day, he was admitted into an Iowa City hospital, where he spent four weeks suffering from “fevers, infections, low blood counts, chemotherapy side effects, and attempts with immunotherapy treatments.”

Wright’s wife, Rebecca Meyer Wright, who was also a contestant on “The Biggest Loser,” chronicled his journey and on Facebook, giving frequent updates on his condition. On May 24 she wrote:

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