- The television star’s death was confirmed on Tuesday by a representative for the Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office
- She reportedly passed away on Thursday, November 9 in Stone Mountain, Georgia but a cause of death still has to be disclosed
- Mallory had appeared on season 4 of the reality series which aired in 2014
Brandi Mallory – who starred in ABC reality series Extreme Weight Loss has died aged 40.
The television star’s death was confirmed to People on Tuesday by a representative for the Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office.
She reportedly passed away on Thursday, November 9 in Stone Mountain, Georgia.
However a cause of death still has to be disclosed.
Mallory- who was a make-up artist – had appeared on season 4 of the reality series which aired in 2014.
Fellow Extreme Weight Loss contestant from season 5 Kim Williams Maxile paid tribute to her friend with an Instagram post on November 9.
She shared sweet videos of one of their hangouts together with the message: ‘[hearts intertwined emoji] Rest in Love sis.
‘To my fellow Extreme Weight Loss @extweightloss sis, @brandimallory you will be missed. I’ll never forget while I was at boot camp for season 5 we watched your season and it inspired us to keep going.
‘Your episode was my favorite because we had so much in common from pageants to being a makeup artist and just a love of life. When my episode aired a year later you reached out and even though we never met in person (at that moment) you and I became sisters as only a small group of us know what life was like on the show and life after the show.’
After appearing on the show the Extreme Weight Loss alums got together and became quick friends.
Maxile continued: ‘ We finally met in person a few years later when you came to spend time with me in Cali and it was like we’ve known each other our whole life! Girl, I enjoyed our weekend and we just stayed up for 3 days talking about everything. We laughed we cried, we created a project together and I knew we’d be sisters for life.
‘You truly made an impact on this world with your zest and your passion for body positivity. I’m blessed to have gotten to experienced you in this world. Love you so much sis.’
Back in 2018 Mallory was interviewed by Atlanta journalist Kirby Carroll in a clip posted on YouTube at the time.
In it she revealed that the death of one of her sorority sisters at the age of 29 had been what motivated her to lose weight.
She explained: ‘I was literally waking up every day like… this may be my last day waking up, like, I don’t know what’s going to happen for me.
‘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.’
She also revealed in the interview that she weighed around 329pounds at her heaviest.
According to her obituary, her funeral will take place on Monday, November 20 in Georgia.