‘Excessive Weight Loss’ Star Was 40 – Deadline

Brandi Mallory, who appeared on Season 4 of ABC’s Excessive Weight Loss collection in 2014, died Nov. 9 in Stone Mountain, Georgia. She was 40.

Her dying has been confirmed by the Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Workplace, and an obituary posted on Legacy notes {that a} funeral will likely be held in Georgia on Nov. 20. A reason for dying has not been disclosed.

Mallory, a make-up artist, initially auditioned for the present The Greatest Loser, however though she was handed over for that present, producers really helpful her for Excessive Weight Loss. On the time, Mallory stated she weighed 329 kilos, and below the coaching of Chris Powell went on to compete in a Half Ironman swimming-biking-running health problem.

Along with her make-up profession, Mallory often posted updates on Instagram, and in a 2018 YouTube interview with Atlanta journalist Kirby Carroll stated she had continued to “dance [her] kilos away.” Additionally within the interview, Mallory stated she was motivated to undertake a more healthy life-style after the dying at 29 of a good friend and sorority sister.

“When it’s taking part in in your thoughts that I would have to do one thing about my weight, as a result of I’m afraid I would die too,” she stated, “then you definitely would possibly want to concentrate to one thing like that.”

In an Instagram tribute, Excessive Weight Loss Season 5 contestant Kim Williams Maxile stated Mallory was an inspiration.

“I’ll always remember whereas I used to be at boot camp for season 5 we watched your season and it impressed us to maintain going,” Maxile wrote, including, “When my episode aired a yr later you reached out and though we by no means met in particular person (at that second) you and I grew to become sisters as solely a small group of us know what life was like on the present and life after the present…You actually made an influence on this world along with your zest and your ardour for physique positivity. I’m blessed to have gotten to skilled you on this world. Love you a lot sis.”