Former 'The Biggest Loser' contestant Daniel Wright dead at 30

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Daniel Wright, Former ‘The Biggest Loser’ Contestant, Dead at 30

Daniel Wright, known as a contestant on season seven of the NBC reality competition series "The Biggest Loser," died at age 30 of leukemia Sunday, according to reports.

People reported that a number of his former cast mates from the show confirmed the news, mourning the death on social media.

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According to a GoFundMe page created by a woman who identified herself as his sister, Deanna Thomas, Wright was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia on Oct. 16, 2017.

"I am so so heartbroken to hear about Daniel Wright this morning. He has fought SO HARD during his battle with cancer & more," Courtney Crozier, who competed on season 11 of "The Biggest Loser," wrote on Facebook Sunday. "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!!!"

Crozier also asked that people keep Daniel Wright’s wife, Rebecca Wright, in their prayers.

People reported that Rebecca Wright last posted on Facebook Friday, saying that her husband was getting treatment after he vomited blood.

“Yesterday, the Lord broke me down & today because of your prayers & my pleading our Lord has made me warrior strong!! I will let you know when they will be doing the procedure as soon as I know,” she wrote. “He is much more alert today but still quite foggy… Man alive this is insane & alone seems impossible but with GOD all things are possible. THANK YOU for your prayers & well wish I adore you all!!!!”

The Wrap reported that two other former "The Biggest Loser" contestants, season eight winner Danny Cahill and season 12 participant Joe Mitchell, took to Facebook in response to the news.

"Please keep Rebecca Wright and her family in your thoughts and prayers," Mitchell wrote in a Monday post. "After a long heroic fight, my fellow Biggest Loser and Browns fan Daniel Wright is at peace now in our Lord and Saviors arms. He was a hero and a man of faith who inspired so many, including me, during his short time on this earth."

“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,” Cahill wrote. “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. I love you Daniel, I love you Rebecca, and I pray for your peace in this time of loss.”