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My 600-lb Life Star Dies at 50

Lisa Fleming is 'no longer in pain, stuck in that bed' daughter says
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 24, 2018 1:13 PM CDT

(Newser) – The daughter of a TLC reality star bears sad news about her mom. TMZ reports 50-year-old Lisa Fleming, who appeared on the network's My 600-lb Life in the winter, died on Thursday. Deadline reports Fleming died at her home in Texas, of unknown causes. Danielle Fleming posted about her mom's death Thursday on Facebook, noting she'd held Lisa Fleming's hand for four hours that morning "knowing nothing I could've done would bring you back to me." TMZ reports that when the elder Fleming started out on the show, she weighed more than 700 pounds, but Danielle Fleming said her mom's weight actually wasn't the cause of her death. She says Lisa Fleming had lost more than 200 pounds since her appearance, and that different illnesses had just eventually taken their toll.

"At the end she was sick and her body was tired and her body just gave out," Danielle tells TMZ. Page Six notes Lisa Fleming's weight issues were exacerbated by her parents' divorce, the murder of her brother, and four pregnancies one after the other. Fleming isn't the first star of the TLC show to die: Earlier this month, LB Bonner shot himself to death, and in November, New Jersey's Robert Buchel died during the filming of his episode. "She was my world and I was her #NumberOneGirl," Danielle Fleming wrote on Facebook. "Mommy, I love you from here to the stars and back! … I'm happy you're no longer in pain and stuck in that bed." (Read more TLC stories.)

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