“My 600-lb Life” star L.B. Bonner’s demise has been dominated a suicide, a number of retailers say.
In keeping with a coroner’s report obtained by Us Weekly, Bonner died from a single self-inflicted gunshot wound to the pinnacle at a park in Lexington, South Carolina on August 2. He was 30.
As beforehand reported, the Lexington County Sheriff’s Division instructed Radar On-line they have been referred to as to Bonner’s South Carolina house at 7:45 a.m. on Thursday. A good friend of Bonner’s confirmed to the outlet that he died.
“He handed away. I’m undecided how, however from his profile what individuals have been saying he took his personal life,” the good friend stated on the time.
TLC, the community which airs the fact collection, additionally confirmed Bonner’s demise by posting a tribute on their web site Friday.
“James ‘LB’ Bonner, who appeared on this previous season of My 600-lb Life, has sadly handed away,” the assertion learn.
“On the present, viewers noticed LB wrestle with weight problems following a tragic accident that claimed his proper leg,” the assertion continued. “Despite the fact that he as soon as weighed 650 kilos, LB’s exhausting work and dedication helped get him within the 200-pound vary.
“His spirit and willpower as displayed by his story, shortly made LB a fan-favorite, and household & pals have taken to LB’s Fb web page to commemorate his life.
“TLC was deeply saddened to listen to of LB’s passing and is honored to have shared his sincere and brave story on My 600-lb Life,” the assertion concluded.
A number of hours earlier than his demise, Bonner shared a cryptic standing on his Fb web page the place he brazenly thanked family members their “help by [his] journey” regardless of “demons” he had confronted.
“I simply wish to say thanks to everybody who has proven me love and help all through my journey…I’ve realized just a few issues over the previous few days and its time that, I face my demons head on.. It doesn’t matter what you modify or the efforts you set forth in life, generally you simply should take it on the chin and cope with issues your individual manner,” he wrote. “Once more, thank y’all a lot…Please do not ever let individuals you care about not understand how you’re feeling….”
Followers of the late actuality star flooded his put up with feedback relating to his passing.
One consumer wrote, “You may lastly relaxation in peace. I did not know you however I preferred you essentially the most. You impressed me. Praying for you and your family members.”
One other stated of his inspiring journey to drop a few pounds and alter his life-style, “I’m very upset listening to this. He was one of many few individuals on the fact television present who I truly admired as a result of he stepped up and completed his objectives.”
After dropping his leg in a automobile accident in 2013, Bonner grew to become depressed and turned to meals and alcohol, reaching about 650 kilos. He later determined to make a change in his life and appeared on the TLC present.
The 30-year-old seemed to be one of many extra profitable solid members from the burden loss present. In keeping with Radar On-line, Bonner labored exhausting to weight loss program and train and underwent surgical procedure along with selecting to remain sober.
He was reportedly within the 200-pound vary when he died.