TLC's reality series My 600-lb Life shines an unflinching light on the harsh realities of those suffering with a chronic and often lifelong weight problem. In each hour-long episode, the struggles of the super-morbidly obese are put on display as these individuals engage in a literal fight for their lives – to either lose enough weight to undergo gastric bypass surgery or succumb to their devastating food addictions. Sadly, Robert Buchel, who appeared recently on My 600-lb Life died of a heart attack before his episode even aired. Not all participants featured on the reality series beat the odds.
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