Fans of My 600-Lb. Life has enjoyed watching the inspirational success stories of countless cast members over the years, but we’ve also lost some stars from the franchise far too soon.
James King, who appeared in season 5, died in April of that year from kidney failure at Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee, much to the dismay of fans who had been rooting for him throughout the process.
“My job is not to irritate them, but to motivate them to work hard and achieve their goals.
In a 2017 interview, Dr. Now described his approach to treating his patients as follows: “There are times when I believe it is necessary that I have to be stern with them, so I express my concern and anger.”
What is my 600-lbs life?
My 600-lb Life is an American reality television series that has been airing on the TLC network since 2012.
Each episode follows a year in the life of a morbidly obese person, who typically starts the episode weighing at least 600 pounds (270 kg), and documents their efforts to lose weight.
Patients are treated by Houston’s surgeon, “Dr. Now,” who first encourages them to lose weight on their own through a strict diet, and then, depending on the patient’s progress, may recommend gastric bypass surgery or sleeve gastrectomy to help them lose even more weight.
What Happened to James on 600-pound life?
After failing to follow the weight loss program rules, James King was dismissed from the show. He continued to struggle with health issues, including sepsis and kidney failure and sadly passed away in April 2020 at the age of 49.
James King participated in the reality TV show “My 600-lb Life.” He appeared in Season 5, where viewers witnessed his struggle with severe obesity.
At the start of the show, James weighed an unbelievable 791 pounds.
Despite his best efforts to lose weight under Dr. Nowzaradan’s supervision, James struggled to follow the program’s guidelines. His difficulties led to his removal from the series.
Throughout his time on the show, James was bedridden and relied heavily on his family, particularly his wife Lisa and his children, for assistance.
His daughter even stopped attending school to care for him. Despite the help, James struggled to pinpoint the source of his weight gain.
Sadly, James’ journey did not go well. He passed away on April 3, 2020, at the age of 49, from multiple organ failure.
Before his death, James had lost over 300 pounds, reducing his weight to around 500 pounds.
His weight loss journey was hampered by a slew of medical issues, including sepsis, cirrhosis, and kidney failure, which sent him to the intensive care unit several times.