The unexpected passing of former “Extreme Weight Loss” participant Brandi Mallory has left fans saddened, and the recent autopsy report sheds light on the cause of her death. At the age of 40, Mallory’s life was cut short last month due to “complications of obesity,” according to the Fulton County Medical Examiner’s report.
The autopsy report categorized Mallory’s death as “natural,” highlighting that there was “no evidence of significant recent injury.” Additionally, trace amounts of marijuana and alcohol were found in her system, but the report clarified that they did not contribute to her passing.
Mallory, who also worked as a makeup artist and championed body positivity, gained recognition for her appearance on the fourth season of ABC’s makeover reality show “Extreme Weight Loss” in 2014. During the program, she underwent a transformative journey, shedding nearly 150 pounds. Mallory later shared her experiences through a podcast, inspiring others with her openness about her weight loss journey.
Discovered unconscious in her car in a Stone Mountain, Ga., parking lot on November 9, Mallory was pronounced dead. Law enforcement officials revealed that she was found after picking up dinner from a restaurant the previous night.
Raised by Mormon parents, Mallory faced body-shaming comments during her childhood beauty pageant days, leading her to withdraw from competitions at the age of 12. A pivotal moment in her decision to embark on a weight loss journey occurred when one of her sorority sisters passed away at age 29 due to a heart attack.
Host and trainer of “Extreme Weight Loss,” Chris Powell, spoke warmly of Mallory’s colorful demeanor, saying, “She just had that spark of life and love.” Powell underlined the happiness and companionship they experienced together on the performance, despite the grief surrounding her premature passing.
On November 20, friends and relatives attended Brandi Mallory’s memorial ceremony at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Tucker, Georgia, to offer their condolences. Mallory’s influence on people who were motivated by her weight reduction quest lives on, even though the autopsy report clarifies the reason behind her death.