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'My 600-lb Life': A look at recent tragic deaths among cast members

Over the past few years, 'My 600-lb Life' has seen some devasting losses.
UPDATED NOV 11, 2021
Gina Marie Krasley on 'My 600-lb Life' (TLC)
Gina Marie Krasley on 'My 600-lb Life' (TLC)

For the cast of 'My 600-lb Life', each participant begins their weight loss journey with their health in mind. Seeing that it is often a now or never situation for them, getting healthy is essential, or the consequences can be dire. While the show has seen its fair share of success stories, it has also dealt with its tragedies.

With the show returning for its 10th Season, fans can expect to see new stories of hope as these new patients try to turn their lives around. But while a new set of cast members grace the screen, here's a look at some familiar faces who tragically lost their lives in recent years.


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Gina Marie Krasley

Weighing 588 pounds, Krasley was on Season 8 of the show. During her time on the show, it was revealed that Krasley developed an eating disorder as a child caused by the abuse she faced at the hands of her father. After appearing on the show, she continued her weight loss journey and even started a dance trend under the #DancingHasNoSizeLimit on TikTok. However, in August 2021, she passed away, after suffering from a 'mystery illness' at age 30. 


Coliesa McMillian

McMillian was featured on Season 8 of the show when she weighed 643 pounds. During her time on the show, McMillian opened up about her health concerns due to her obesity. Having had a heart attack at age 39, she admitted that her heart was a 'ticking time bomb' and wanted to get better for her daughters. However, due to surgical complications, she died on September 22, 2020, at age 41.

Coliesa McMillian on 'My 600-lb Life' (TLC)

James King

King was a part of Season 7, during which he was completely bedridden due to his weight. He weighed 791 pounds at the time and depended entirely on his family for everything, as he could not stand up. King passed away at age 49, on April 3, 2020. King went into septic shock and, as reported by The Sun, died of kidney failure. 


Kelly Mason

Mason, who was also a part of Season 7, weighed 700 pounds during her initial appearance. Her list of health issues ranged from high blood pressure to diabetes and arthritis. Despite being dedicated to her health journey, Mason, unfortunately, died in her sleep on February 15, 2019. She was 41 years old at the time and was ten months into the programme.


Sean Milliken

During Milliken's first appearance on the show in Season 4, he weighed 919 pounds, making him the heaviest person to have appeared on 'My 600-lb Life' at the time. Milliken's complicated relationship with his father led to his weight gain. He later lost 400 lbs through weight loss surgery, but his mom died in 2017, and he struggled in the aftermath, but after his mother died in 2017, Milliken struggled to cope. He died on February 17, 2019, at age 29, due to complications from an infection. 

Sean Milliken on 'My 600-lb Life' (TLC)

Season 10 of 'My 600-lb Life'returns to TLC on Wednesday, November 10 at 8 pm ET/PT.