“Extreme Weight Loss” star Brandi Mallory has died. She was 40 years old.
The makeup artist died Nov. 9 in Stone Mountain, Georgia, according to an obituary on Legacy.com.
Although the Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed to People that Mallory had died, the cause of death was not provided.
The dancer’s memorial service will be held in Lithonia, Georgia on November 19 with funeral services planned for the following day.
The Clark Atlanta University alumnus’ death was also announced Friday via Facebook through another sorority sister.
According to the post, Mallory’s death was “sudden and unexpected.”
“Brandi was a shining light. Her beautiful smile lit up every room she entered. She loved with all her heart and embraced life’s challenges,” the post continued, adding, “Her talent as a makeup artist opened doors for her and allowed her to flourish and grow. »
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Mallory made her mark on reality television in 2014 when she appeared on the ABC reality show for its fourth season.
In a 2018 interview, the reality star revealed that she initially joined the weight loss show after one of her sorority sisters died when she was 29.
“I literally woke up every day like…this might be my last day awake, like I didn’t know what was going to happen to me,” she recalled to interviewer Kirby Carroll.
“When you think that maybe I should do something about my weight, because I’m afraid of dying too, then you might have to be careful about something like that.”
Mallory also shared in the interview that she originally auditioned to be on “Biggest Loser” but was not cast. However, the producers encouraged Mallory to audition for “Extreme Weight Loss.”
“Literally every step since then has been God’s. I prayed about this application before sending it; I prayed every step of the way,” Mallory said at the time.
After gaining national attention for her weight loss and viral dance moves, Mallory became an active member of her community, working as a staff a*sistant for her Alma Mater.
A friend of Mallory’s posted a video on Instagram of the makeup artist happily dancing on stage with a group of high school students at a rally to promote the university, just a week before Mallory died.