Reality television star Brandi Mallory has died suddenly at the age of 40, according to reports.
Mallory’s death was confirmed by People Magazine.
A representative from the Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office has confirmed that the star died on November 9.
However, the cause of Mallory’s sudden death has not been disclosed.
Mallory, who appeared on Season 4 of the ABC series “Extreme Weight Loss,” which aired in 2014, has stayed somewhat in the public light since her stint on television,
In a 2018 YouTube interview with Atlanta-based journalist Kirby Carroll, the star and makeup artist spoke out about how she ended up on the show in the first place.
During the interview, she shared that the passing of one of her sorority sisters at the age of 29 was the driving force behind her choice to embark on a weight loss journey.
“I was literally waking up every day like… this may be my last day waking up, like, I don’t know what’s going to happen for me,” she said.
“When it’s playing on your mind that I might need to do something about my weight, because I’m afraid I might die too, then you might need to pay attention to something like that.”
Mallory initially tried out to be on “The Biggest Loser” but didn’t get chosen for that show, which has a long history on cable television.
The producers sent the makeup artist the details about “Extreme Weight Loss” after she didn’t make the show, something that she considers to have been a divine intervention.
“Literally every footstep since then has been God,” she said at the time.
“I prayed over that application before I sent it off; I prayed every step of the way.”
At her heaviest, Mallory weighed about 329 pounds, as she confessed on the show.
While competing on “Extreme Weight Loss,” she took on the Half Ironman.
The grueling event was a triathlon that required her to swim, bike, and run a total of 70.3 miles in under eight hours.
Mallory had kept up her dance fitness routine since her appearance on the show.
She had a large Instagram following because of her enthusiastic posts about beauty products and working out.
On November 3rd, the 40-year-old woman wrote her final update.
Nothing appeared out of the ordinary, the television star shared her experience at the farmer’s market.
The post’s comments have flooded with fans asking what happened to the star.
“Extreme Weight Loss” season 5 contestant Kim Williams Maxile offered a tribute.
She said that Mallory would be missed and that she would never forget the inspiring achievements of the late star.
“You truly made an impact on this world with your zest and your passion for body positivity,” Maxile said.
“I’m blessed to have gotten to experience you in this world.”