Former The Biggest Loser star Daniel Wright has died at the age of 30.
Wright appeared on the seventh and eighth seasons of the weight loss competition show.
According to a GoFundMe page, Daniel had been diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia and underwent chemotherapy and dozens of blood transfusions as part of his cancer treatment. In December 2018, the leukemia had relapsed.
"Yesterday the world lost a bit of its light," former castmate Danny Cahill wrote on Facebook.
"Daniel Wright and I met for the first time in May of 2009 on the beach in Malibu. 15 of us went to the beach that morning to begin our journey on season 8 of The Biggest Loser," Cahill added. "Our 16th contestant was driven up to the starting position of that first 1-mile race (which he won) and out popped Daniel. 'Hey guys!!!' He yelled as he jogged over to us. Little did I know the effect this man would have on my life."
"Daniel's light has always been one of Grace, encouragement, wisdom, love and honour throughout the time I have known him. And I can honestly say that because of him I am a better man," Cahill's message continued. "He showed me (by example - not by telling me) how to care for others in a different way, and I thank God for being able to know this man for the 10 years I have known him. We could all learn a lesson from him how important it is to leave a mark of love on those we meet, to lay down differences and to see similarities, and to serve those around us in any way we can."