Another subject of TLC’s “My 600-lb Life” has died. Sean Milliken, who appeared on Season 4, Episode 12 of the docuseries, has passed away. He was 29.
“TLC is saddened to share that Sean Milliken has passed away,” the Discovery-owned cable channel said in a statement. “Viewers first met Sean in 2016 on My 600-lb Life when he weighed over 900-lbs. Over the course of his weight loss journey, he victoriously lost over 400-lbs.”
The network continued: “TLC viewers caught up with Sean this past summer and learned that despite the loss of his mother, he was still continuing in his quest to live a healthier and happier life.”
“TLC expresses its deepest sympathies to Sean’s friends and family at this difficult time,” it concluded.
Milliken’s 42-minute episode premiered on March 16, 2016. At the time, he was 26 and had “a massive growth protruding from his side and skin so stretched it is tearing apart,” per TLC’s episodic logline. “His mother is forced to change both of their lifestyles before he can be approved for gastric bypass surgery.”
The reality series’ description is below.
Telling powerful stories in hourlong episodes, TLC follows medical journeys of morbidly obese people as they attempt to save their own lives. The featured individuals — each weighing more than 600 pounds — confront lifelong emotional and physical struggles as they make the courageous decision to undergo high-risk gastric bypass surgery. In addition to drastically changing their appearances, they hope to reclaim their independence, mend relationships with friends and family, and renew their feelings of self-worth.
Watch some of Sean’s story via the video above.