Wright appeared on seasons 7 and 8 in 2009.
The season 8 winner, Danny Cahill, lauded Wright for his optimism and supportive angle.
He “never missed a chance to double back and encourage every soul in the fight of their lives to keep going, and ensure us we would make it,” Cahill wrote on Facebook. Wright’s spouse, Rebecca, posted a thumbs-up emoji on the remark.
Another castmate, Courtney Crozier Respess, referred to as Wright “one of the kindest people I have ever met & is a true difference maker in this world! His faith has never faded, even in the darkest of times. I am honored to have known him.”
According to a GoFundMe page for Wright, he was recognized with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in October 2017. The put up recounted Wright enduring a number of rounds of chemotherapy and receiving dozens of blood transfusions.
His spouse Rebecca, additionally a contestant from season 8, reported Friday that his condition had worsened.
Wright labored as a weight-loss coach in Des Moines, Iowa, along with his spouse, in line with Wright’s Facebook page.
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