'My 600-lb Life' star Lisa Fleming who lost 200 lbs to get healthy dies at 50
Her daughter said that Lisa was sick from 'various illnesses' that had nothing to do with her weight. However, she didn’t specify the illnesses, or the specific cause of her death
Lisa Fleming from TLC's 'My 600-lb Life' has passed away. She was 50 years old. Her daughter Danielle M Fleming shared the sad news in a Facebook post.
"I am truly at a loss for words right now," she said in her beautiful tribute, which had a photograph of two holding hands. She revealed that things had gone way out of hand and there wasn't much she could have done.
"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 said that her kids loved her even more and that she was glad that Lisa was free from suffering. "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."
Fleming is said to have died on Thursday and her daughter told TMZ that Lisa was sick from “various illnesses” that had nothing to do with her weight. However, she didn’t specify the illnesses, or the specific cause of her death, either.
Danielle also also revealed that her mom had lost about 200 lbs after she got on the show and went through weight loss surgery. She was initially 704 lbs and could not even stand up on her feet. "At the end she was sick and her body was tired and her body just gave out," Danielle said.
This is the second death of a My 600-Lb Life star in the last month. Thirty-year-old James “LB” Bonner‘s body was found dead in a ditch with a gunshot wound to the head; it’s suspected that he died by suicide. Robert Buchel died in March while filming his episode of the show.
Lisa had struggled with obesity since she was 15 years old. It was when she found herself bedridden that she decided she must make a change. When she got on the show she revealed that she had found maggots in her skin folds. One the show, right before her surgery, she was seen asking god for strength as seven paramedics lifted her and helped her into the vehicle.
"I’m tired, I’m hungry, and I’m not looking forward to having the paramedics move me out of this bed. Lord, give me strength." Explaining her situation to the audience, she had said: "The paramedics have to reinforce the ramp they’ll use to get me out of the house, I can’t believe it’s come to this. But at least I’m doing something about it before it gets to be too late."
She had confessed that she "ain’t ever gonna be ready," but she had to do something and that she was "sick of this damn bed."
Rest in peace, Lisa Fleming!