Former The Biggest Loser Contestant, Damien Gurganious Dies at 38

December 5, 2014 5:45 AM

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NBC’s ‘The Biggest Loser’ Alum, Damien Gurganious has passed away at the age of 38. Gurganious competed on Season 7 on the weight loss reality show, ‘The Biggest Loser: Couples 2′ back in 2009 with his then fiancée, Nicole Brewer Gurganious. Damien passed away on Monday, November 24th after suffering from bleeding in his brain caused by a sudden onset of idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (or ITP), which is a rare autoimmune disorder. His family confirmed the devastating news to US Weekly. In a released statement to US Weekly, his family stated that Damien was an inspiration to the entire family, and he will truly be missed.

“He was a pillar of his family, an amazing son, brother, cousin and uncle. He was an incredible husband and father to his two-year old daughter, Giselle. He was an inspiration and a mentor to so many. His love for his family and friends was immense.”

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