Obituary from ABC News: “Form TV personality James King has died at the age of 49 on Friday, April 3, according to his obituary. King passed away at Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital in Nashville following a long history of health issues”.
Fans are mourning the 49-year-old former TLC star after he documented his weight journey on season 5 of their hit reality series.
It’s really sad that James King’s father with his frail health had outlived him. RIP James, one wrote on a Reddit thread about the unfortunate news. I hope he finds freedom and peace in death that he couldn’t find in life. James was just 49 when he died.
I hope that the person featured on this show can reach their goal and find a healthier lifestyle as nobody should have to go through what they do, one commenter wrote.
A lifelong resident of Illinois, James King was described as a loving husband, son, brother, and poppy to his grandchildren in an obituary posted on the Milner and Orr Funeral Home website.
My 600-lb Life’s James King passed away on Feb. 25, 2019, according to an obituary published in the Reno Gazette-Journal. At the time of his appearance on Dr. Nowzaradan’s show in 2014, King was bedridden and determined to make a change. After another episode in 2018, where he weighed 840 pounds at the time of filming, So far, seven cast members of My 600-lb Life have died while the series has aired.
The TLC alum is survived by his wife Lisa Raisor King, his four daughters, two sons, and 19 grandchildren. Due to the current health crisis going on, funeral arrangements will be private for the family.