Robert Buchel, a subject on TLC’s “My 600-Lb Life,” died after suffering a heart attack during filming.
“TLC was deeply saddened by the loss of Robert,” a spokesperson for the Discovery-owned cable channel told TheWrap via a statement. “We are grateful to his family who were gracious enough to let us continue to share his brave story with our viewers. Our thoughts and prayers are with them at this difficult time.”
Buchel, who weighed as much as 842 pounds, had lost 217 of those at a Houston hospital in preparation for lymphedema removal surgery.
Also Read: TLC Orders 'Dr. Pimple Popper' to Series – Yes, This Is the Real Name of a Real TV Show (Exclusive)
His episode, which aired on Wednesday, included an epilogue with his fiancee recounting their final night together.
“He told me, ‘I don’t think I’ll make it through the night. I love you and I always will,’” she said. “I lost my best friend and the person I was supposed to spend the rest of my life with.”
More to come…
Related stories from TheWrap:Discovery Gets Government OK to Buy Scripps; TLC and ID Lead Parent to Q4 Earnings WinTLC ’90 Day Fiance’ Star Jorge Nava Arrested for Possession of 293 Pounds of MarijuanaTLC’s ‘Hear Me, Love Me, See Me’: Yeah, It’s Blind Dating With Body Cams (Exclusive Video)
Source: The Wrap