My 600-lb Life star Coliesa McMillian died at age 41 after ‘complications’ from weight loss surgery | Daily Mail Online

My 600-lb Life star Coliesa McMillian died at the age of 41 following ‘complications’ from surgery. 

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Coliesa ‘passed away at 10:23 p.m.’ on Monday night according to a Facebook post shared by her family.

McMillian appeared on Season eight of the popular TLC program where morbidly obese patients receive life-saving surgeries.  

Sad: My 600-lb Life star Coliesa McMillian died at the age of 41 following ‘complications’ from surgery

Her family noted that it would be ‘a very long and difficult road ahead,’ but that she was recovering after suffering complications from surgery.  

A Facebook page setup to keep friends and family updated about her post-surgery wrote in June that she was back home ‘after being on life support and almost dying’ following gastric surgery. 

‘She stayed in Houston for a few weeks. Even though she has been on a long journey she has an even longer journey to go. She is a fighter. She is now confined to a bed 24/7. And is in a lot of pain. She can not do anything like she used to. But she is there.’ 

Family: Coliesa is survived by four daughters; seen on Facebook 

Difficult: McMillian appeared on Season eight of the popular TLC program where morbidly obese patients receive life-saving surgeries

One of her daughters, Hannah, shared a tribute to her mother on Facebook.

‘Now y’all together,’ she wrote of her mother and her mom’s late fiance who died in a car collision. ‘These two my guardian angels. Imma miss you mom I already do!’ 

Coliesa was reportedly 643 lbs. when she appeared on show in March.

The mother-of four ‘decided to do the show after a lifetime of eating to deal with trauma in order to regain control of her life for her girls.’

A Facebook page setup to keep friends and family updated about her post-surgery wrote in June that she was back home ‘after being on life support and almost dying’ following gastric surgery

Somber: One of her daughters, Hannah, shared a tribute to her mother on Facebook

She had a heart attack at the age of 39 and was ‘too big to do surgery on’ when she was taken to the hospital. 

‘I know I won’t survive another heart attack unless I lose weight,’ Coliesa said during a clip from her show.

Participants on the reality show receive life-changing surgeries from Dr. Younan Nowzaradan, also known as Dr. Now.

In the show’s eight year history with more than 100 participants featured, eight patients have died since appearing on the show, according to the program’s Wikipedia.

‘I know I won’t survive another heart attack unless I lose weight,’ Coliesa said during a clip from her show

My 600-lb Life star Coliesa McMillian died at age 41 after ‘complications’ from weight loss surgery

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