'Dr Pimple Popper': The tragic story of Kevin Olaeta who died unexpectedly after the show was taped

Fans who watched Kevin's episode were shocked to know that he had passed away in his sleep on May 18, 2019, and sent their love out to his family


                            'Dr Pimple Popper': The tragic story of Kevin Olaeta who died unexpectedly after the show was taped
Kevin Olaeta (TLC)

Kevin Olaeta, who appeared in the recent episode of 'Dr Pimple Popper' to rectify the lump that was growing in his jaw, had passed away unexpectedly in 2019. 

The 31-year-old resident of Petaluma, California, had been struggling with a lack of confidence ever since he noticed the growing lump in his jaw. What started off as the size of his thump six years ago, became bigger as days passed by. He used to cover his jaw with his hair, and eventually, that turned out to be a dealbreaker for him when it came to hanging out with his friends or going on dates.

The lump turned out to be just one big cyst and Dr Lee removed it via surgery that allowed him to get back to his regular lifestyle. But sadly, sometime after the show was taped, Kevin passed away unexpectedly in his sleep on May 18, 2019.

Kevin attended Petaluma High and Musicians Institute of Hollywood and learned guitar craft. He has a growing passion for music and was a massive supporter of local bands and musicians. Apart from music, Kevin also loved to work on his motorcycles and car and used to work with his father's electrician business. 

In an obituary that was posted online, it shared that Kevin is survived by father Lonnie Olaeta, mother Terri Jensen and stepfather Byron of St George, UT, brother Ryan Olaeta of Rohnert Park, sister Melissa Olsen and her husband Jared of Las Vegas, three nephews Jonah, Lewis, and Timmy, and niece Lindy. 

Fans who watched Kevin's episode in 'Dr Pimple Popper' were shocked to know that he had passed away and sent their love out to his family.

Taking to Twitter. a fan wrote, "@TLC I just watched the most recent episode of Dr. Pimple Popper and it ended with in Memory of Kevin. Was it the Kevin that just appeared in that episode that had something removed from his jaw?" 

"@TLC just watched Dr Pimple Popper and was so saddened to see that Kevin had passed away unexpectedly sometime after the show was taped. May he Rest In Peace," shared a fan.

'Dr Pimple Popper' airs on Thursdays at 9 pm ET on TLC. Check your local listings for more information.

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