Reality television star James King has died at the age of 49.
King, whose story had been aired on the TLC reality series My 600-lb Life, died in Nashville on Friday (April 3,) according to TMZ. King’s various health issues had been noted on the show many times. Not only did he battle obvious weight issues, he also dealt with everything from sepsis and cirrhosis of the liver.
An official cause of death was not released. Therefore, it is not known if coronavirus had any affect on his health.
“James was born in Elmhurst, Illinois on June 6, 1970. He was a loving husband, son, brother, daddy and ‘pappy’ to his grandchildren,” an obituary for King on the Milner and Orr Funeral Home web page read, according to TMZ. “James loved sports, especially wrestling, hockey and baseball. James’ favorite team to cheer for was the Chicago Cubs. His other hobbies included fishing and communicating to friends across the country on his CB Radio under the handle ‘Cracker Jack.’”
King last was featured on the show in the summer of 2018. At the time, he was still dealing with various weight issues, in which his weight fluctuated between 791 pounds and 840 pounds.
We send our condolences to all those who mourn King’s death in this already painful time.