Daniel Wright, 'Biggest Loser' Contestant, Dead at 30 After Battle With Cancer

"Biggest Loser" contestant Daniel Wright is dead at 30 after a battle of cancer.
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Daniel Wright, a former contestant on "The Biggest Loser," is dead at the age of 30 following a battle with cancer. 

Wright, who was diagnosed with leukemia about two years ago, appeared on season seven of the series. He passed away Sunday.

Other former contestants on the show paid tribute to their fellow.

“I am so so heartbroken to hear about Daniel Wright this morning," Courtney Crozier Respess, of season 11, wrote on Facebook. "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! His faith has never faded, even in the darkest of times. I am honored to have known him!!!"

Joe Mitchell, of season 12, asked his followers to keep Wright's wife in their prayers. 

“Daniel Wright is at peace now in our Lord and Saviors arms,” he wrote. “He was a hero and a man of faith who inspired so many, including me, during his short time on this earth.”


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