‘My 600-lb Life’ participant dies while filming his fight

‘My 600-lb Life’ participant dies while filming his fight

Buchel, a 41-year-old from Forked River, N.J., died after a heart attack

“I feel sometimes I can’t take or live this life one more minute,” Buchel said in a trailer for “My 600-lb Life.” “To carry all this weight is physically draining — mentally, emotionally taxing,” he added. “It’s not a pain or life I wish on anyone, because I can’t do anything. I can’t do anything for anyone — especially myself.”



Buchel, a 41-year-old from Forked River, N.J., died Nov. 15 after a heart attack — and before completing his weight-loss surgery, a family member confirmed Friday to The Washington Post.

Following the episode about Buchel, TLC announced in a statement Thursday that he had “sadly passed away.”

“TLC was deeply saddened by the loss of Robert,” according to the statement. “We are grateful to his family who were gracious enough to let us continue to share his brave story with our viewers. Our thoughts and prayers are with them at this difficult time.”



In Wednesday’s episode of “My 600-lb Life,” Lemanski remembered the night before her fiance died, according to the Wrap.

“He told me, ‘I don’t think I’ll make it through the night. I love you and I always will,’” she said, according to the entertainment news site. “I lost my best friend and the person I was supposed to spend the rest of my life with.” (MSN)

 

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