Sean Milliken is deceased (Photo11: TLC)
Sean Milliken died at the age of 29.
"TLC is saddened to know that Sean Milliken has passed away," said the network in a statement Tuesday. "TLC expresses its deepest condolences to Sean's friends and family during this difficult time."
His father, Matt Milliken, announced the news on Facebook, according to TMZ. He wrote that his son had died in the hospital as a result of an infection: "On Sunday he had breathing problems, they were able to resuscitate him and soon after, his heart was gone. stopped."
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Milliken first appeared in TLC's "My 600-lb Life" in 2016, when it weighed more than 900 pounds. He admitted to being turned to food from an early age to cope with his tumultuous relationship with his father.
"It was scary, so I ate it, and suddenly I felt a lot better," Milliken said during the episode after accusing her father of verbal abuse. "At that moment, nothing else mattered."
During the show, Milliken, bedridden, moved to Houston with her mother, Renee, for a weight loss surgery that helped her lose more than 400 pounds.
TLC film crews met Milliken last summer during an episode of "My 600 lb life. Where are they now?" He was shocked by the unexpected death of his mother.
"A few months ago, my mother went to the hospital because she was not feeling well and she was only getting worse," Milliken said during the summer break. episode. "They said that she was suffering from kidney failure, but she did not survive, she died a few weeks ago and I'm devastated, I do not know what to do now, because my Mother was everything to me. "
Despite the loss of her mother, TLC said that Milliken "is still pursuing her quest for a healthier and happier life."
The death of Milliken marks the third individual of "My life of 600 lb" to die in the last six months. James "L.B." Bonner, 30, died as a result of a self-inflicted bullet wound in August and Lisa Fleming died later in the same month at the age of 50.
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