Lisa Fleming, who appeared on “My 600 Pound Life,” has died. (TLC)
Another person who appeared on the TLC series “My 600-lb Life,” has died. This is the third person to die that participated on the popular TV show this year.
Lisa Fleming has died, according to a Facebook post from her daughter. She was just 50 years old.
Ms. Fleming’s daughter Danielle took to Facebook Thursday night to share the sad news.
“I am truly at a loss for words right now. God knows I wanted you to hold on until I got here but He knew what was best for me. I didn’t need to see you like that! This morning I sat and held your hand for 4 hours knowing nothing I could’ve done would bring you back to me. Anybody who knows me knows I gave my mother my ALL! She was my world and I was her #NumberOneGirl ❤️ Mommy, I love you from here to the stars and back! Those babies loved you even more. I’m happy you’re no longer in pain and stuck in that bed. Y’all pray for me, check on me, come see about me because I am not ok! I love my mama & I wouldn’t wish this pain on my worse enemy.
Rest In Peace, Mother Arleasher M. Fleming!”
Danielle told TMZ her mother’s death was not weight-related and that she had recently lost 200 pounds.
“At the end she was sick and her body was tired and her body just gave out,” she shared.
RadarOnline was the first to report Fleming’s death. According to the outlet, Fleming sought out the help of the show when she reached 704 pounds at the age of 49. Her story was told in a February episode.
FOX News reports that while on the series, she lost nearly 90 pounds but struggled to follow the diet after she left the care of the hospital and quickly gained 29 pounds after returning home.
Robert Buchel, another “My 600-lb Life” participant, died earlier this year while filming the show.
James “LB” Bonner, who appeared on this past season of My 600-lb Life, has sadly passed away. On the show, viewers saw LB struggle with obesity following a tragic accident that claimed his right leg. Even though he once weighed 650 pounds, LB’s hard work and dedication helped get him in the 200-pound range. His spirit and determination as displayed through his story, quickly made LB a fan-favorite, and family & friends have taken to LB’s Facebook page to commemorate his life.
TLC was deeply saddened to hear of LB’s passing and is honored to have shared his honest and courageous story on My 600-lb Life.
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We send our deepest condolences to her family and friends.
Rest in peace my dear.