‘Extreme Weight Loss’ Contestant Rod Durham Dead At 52

3 months, 22 days ago

High school teacher and “Extreme Weight Loss” contestant Rod Durham was found dead over the weekend. He was 52.

According to the Tallahassee Democrat, Durham’s body was discovered in a motel in Fort Lauderdale, where he was visiting during the course of its school’s spring violate. Though friends speculated he died of diabetic shock, the cause of death remains undetermined.

“He always attained everyone smile — even if you were having the worst day, ” Rocky Hana, Leon County Schools administrator, told the Democrat on Monday. “If you assured Rod, your day get better. His laugh was simply infectious. … Everyone loved Rod Durham. There are tens of thousands of kids today who are broken-hearted.”

Durham gained notoriety in 2014 by appearing on Season 4 of ABC’s “Extreme Weight Loss.” He lost over 180 pounds on the present and stood out for his attitude and kindness.

“Extreme Weight Loss” trainer Heidi Powell mourned Durham’s loss on Monday, Instagramming a photo of herself with the former reality indicate contestant.

Heaven just got a lot brighter today when Rod entered the pearly gates, ” Powell wrote. “While I am selfishly so sad and entirely devastated that I won’t get to see him on globe anymore, I am exulting for the spirit he is carrying with him and spreading to everyone up there.”

Durham celebrated a birthday only a month ago according to his Instagram. His last post reads, “I’m 52 today( February 6th) … Behold Bitches( sorry! I’m happy to still be alive !) ”

I’m 52 today( February 6th) … Behold Bitches( sorry! I’m happy to still be alive !)

A photo posted by Rod Durham (@ roddurham) on Feb 5, 2016 at 9:22 pm PST

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