The tragic passing of Brandi Mallory, a former participant on Extreme Weight Loss, has now been officially explained. Mallory was found dead on November 9, at the age of 40.
The cause of her death was complications due to obesity. This was cited as a significant factor contributing to her death, according to the autopsy report. The Fulton County Medical Examiner conducted the autopsy and the report was obtained by TMZ.
The report highlighted Mallory’s weight, an enlarged heart, and elevated blood indicators suggestive of prediabetes. These were all factors in her overall health.
Mallory made her first appearance on Extreme Weight Loss in 2014. With the help of trainer and host Chris Powell, she managed to lose more than 150 pounds in a year. She went from 329 pounds to 178.
She later competed in the Half Ironman alongside Powell. The competition involved swimming, biking, and running for a combined 70.3 miles. Mallory continued her fitness journey through her love of dance and shared her progress on social media.
Chris Powell expressed his sorrow over Mallory’s death in an interview with People magazine. He said, “It’s so sad that she’s gone because of who she was for so many, including myself. She was just an incredible person… The news of this, it hit everybody really hard. She just had that spark of life and love.”