Lisa Fleming, a formerly 704-lb. woman who was featured on TLC’s My 600-Lb. Life in February, has died at 50, TMZ reports.
Fleming’s death on Thursday was unrelated to her weight, her daughter Danielle Fleming told TMZ. Danielle said that her mother had lost 200 lbs. on the show after undergoing weight loss surgery, and was finally able to stand on her own for the first time in years.
But Danielle said Lisa was sick prior to appearing on the show, and her death was due to those illnesses.
“At the end she was sick and her body was tired and her body just gave out,” Danielle said.
Lisa had been bedridden for years, sleeping in the same bed where her mom died due to obesity. When she found maggots in the folds of her skin, she decided to get weight loss surgery on the show.
It took seven paramedics to lift Lisa out of her bed and into a waiting ambulance.