Brandi Mallory, known for her appearance on the show “Extreme Weight Loss,” has been reported dead at the age of 40.
The talented makeup artist died on November 9 in Stone Mountain, Ga., as stated in an obituary on Legacy.com.
Although the Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed Mallory’s passing, the cause of death has not been disclosed. A memorial service will be held in Lithonia, Ga. on November 19, followed by the funeral the next day. The news of Mallory’s untimely death was shared on Facebook by a sorority sister, describing it as sudden and unexpected.
“Brandi was a bright light. Her beautiful smile lit up any room she entered. She loved with her whole heart and embraced life’s challenges head-on,” the post continued, adding, “Her talent as a make-up artist opened doors for her and made room for her to expand and grow.”
In 2014, Mallory gained recognition in the realm of reality TV when she made her debut on the fourth season of the ABC reality show. During a 2018 interview, the reality star disclosed that her decision to participate in the weight loss show stemmed from the unfortunate passing of one of her sorority sisters at the young age of 29.
“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 also shared in the interview that she initially auditioned to be on “Biggest Loser,” but was not picked. However, producers encouraged Mallory to audition for “Extreme Weight Loss.”
“Literally every footstep since then has been God. I prayed over that application before I sent it off; I prayed every step of the way,” Mallory said at the time.
After garnering national attention for her weight loss and viral dance moves, Mallory became an active member of her community, working as a Staff Assistant for her Alma Mater.