Daniel Wright, a former candidate of The Biggest Loser died after being diagnosed with leukemia two years ago. Wright appeared in two seasons of the NBC show in 2009, and his starting weight on the show was £ 454. He lost 142 pounds in the seventh and 111 pounds in the eighth season. Wright later performed in the Jay Leno Show, where he discussed his weight loss.
As reported by People Wright was first diagnosed with leukemia in October 2017. He was only 28 years old. According to his GoFundMe, he returned to work after completing his treatment and returned to his normal life when he was diagnosed with a more severe leukemia in December 2018. Wright was married to another ] Greatest Loser Alum Rebecca Meyer Wright The two met during the eighth season and they released updates on Wright's condition during his illness.  Former Biggest Loser Participants have released their reactions to Wright's death, with Season Eight winner Danny Cahill saying that "the world has lost some of its light".
Courtney Crozier, who appeared on . Biggest Loser Season 11, wrote that Wright was "one of the nicest people I've ever met and a true discriminator in this world," and she was "honored to have known him."
Joe Mitchell, a candidate in season 12 of The Biggest Loser named Wright a "hero and a man of faith who inspired so many, including me".