Coliesa McMillian My 600-lb Life

Coliesa McMillian: My 600-lb Life star dies age 41

She had surgery earlier this year

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Coliesa McMillian, who appeared in the reality show My 600-lb Life, has died at the age of 41.

The reality star’s family confirmed the news today (Thursday, September 24), with a relative telling TMZ she died at a hospital in Louisiana on Tuesday (September 22).

Coliesa McMillian My 600-lb Life
Coliesa McMillian was on My 600-lb Life (Credit: TLC)

How did Coliesa McMillian die?

Coliesa’s death comes months after she had weight loss surgery. She got an infection after her op and doctors put her into a coma.

And according to her family, she was starting to recover.

Her exact cause of death has not been revealed.

Coliesa McMillian My 600-lb Life
The TLC reality star wanted to lose weight for her daughters (Credit: TLC)

Coliesa was on TLC reality show My 600-lb Life earlier this year.

On the programme, she said she weighed almost 46 stone and had overeaten for her whole life as a way of coping with trauma.

But she wanted to lose weight for the sake of her children.

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Before appearing on the programme, she had a heart attack and her fiancé died in a car crash.

She underwent surgery earlier this year. However, she was put on life support after developing complications.

Some of Coliesa’s stitches burst and she got an infection.

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A member of her family confirmed the news (Credit: TLC)

Coliesa McMillian wanted to lose weight ‘for her daughters’

Although she was placed on a ventilator and put into a coma, by April she was reportedly in a stable condition.

Speaking to The Sun earlier this year, daughter Hannah said of her mum’s recovery: “She’s doing fine she just has to learn how to do it all again.

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“She was [in intensive care], but not anymore. She’s in the hospital still but she’s doing a lot better.”

Coliesa leaves behind daughters Hannah and Sadie Gail Marie McMillian, Victoria Noel Lee and Kadelynn Lee.

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