'My 600-lb Life' star LB Bonner death ruled suicide by gunshot wound
As his death took fans by shock, it has been revealed that the man who had been an inspiration for many, actually committed suicide.
The death of former 'My 600-lb Life' star LB Bonner was a case of suicide, according to the Lexington County Coroner’s Office in South Carolina. Bonner was reportedly found dead last Thursday with a "single gunshot wound to (the) head" in a ditch in a Lexington park.
Prior to his death, the 30-year-old had left a cryptic message on Facebook, saying, "I just wanted to thank everyone who has shown me love and support throughout my journey...I've realized a few things over the last few days its time that I face my demons, head on...No matter what you change or the efforts you put forth in life, sometimes you just have to take it on the chin and deal with things your own way…Again, thank y’all so much...Please don’t ever let people you care about not know how you feel…”. He had also shared a photo of the late Robin Williams, which had the quote on it: "Everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about. Be Kind. ALWAYS.” He captioned the photo as, "This is so true, step out your comfort zone to be kind.”
Bonner was one of the most successful participants of the weight-loss show, after having shown tremendous improvements in his journey towards a healthier life. Bonner lost a leg in a car accident back in 2013, which led to his dependence on food and alcohol, leading to rampant weight gain over the years. His weight peaked at 650 pounds, and ever since he got on the show, he dieted and exercised rigorously, even after undergoing band surgery. He maintained his sobriety throughout and had managed to drop his weight into the 200-pound zone before his sudden death.
Condolence messages are filling Bonner's Facebook page, with people sharing their views on depression and also paying tribute to the man. “You never know what someone is going through,” a friend of his wrote.
“Depression is real and takes on many forms. Please tell the people in your life how much you love them, how proud you are of them, and that you are there to help even if it’s just to listen. R.I.P. L.B. Bonner. The community of Galveston will never be the same.” Another one commented: “So heartbroken to hear about L.B. Bonner this morning. you will be missed by so many. I hate that you felt this was your only option. Mental health is such a b***h.. if any of my friends need an ear, I am always here. Please reach out to someone if you are having dark thoughts.”