Lisa Fleming, a participant from “My 600-lb Life,” passed away in 2018 due to complications related to her obesity.
Lisa E. Fleming appeared on Season 6 of the TLC show “My 600-lb Life,” which documents the journeys of individuals trying to overcome severe obesity with the help of bariatric surgery and lifestyle changes. When viewers were first introduced to Lisa, she weighed over 700 pounds and her health was in a dire state. Throughout the episode, she struggled with her weight loss journey, facing both physical and emotional challenges.
Despite undergoing weight loss surgery, Lisa’s progress was hindered by her inability to stick to the strict diet and exercise regimen required to make the surgery successful. Her story was particularly poignant as she shared that her weight issues began in childhood and were compounded by personal tragedies, including the death of her mother and a troubled relationship with her children.
Unfortunately, Lisa’s health did not improve significantly after the show. She passed away on August 23, 2018, at the age of 50. Her daughter, Danielle, confirmed her death and stated that the cause was not directly related to her weight. According to Danielle, Lisa had been sick before her passing and that her death was related to illnesses that were exacerbated by her chronic obesity. Lisa’s story remains a somber reminder of the extreme challenges faced by individuals dealing with morbid obesity and the importance of comprehensive care that addresses both physical and emotional health.