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.
Meet Robert Buchel
Robert Buchel, a 41-year-old man from Forked River, New Jersey battled a food addiction for nearly his entire life. Eventually ballooning to a staggering 842 lbs, Buchel was the heaviest participant to ever be featured on My 600-lb life. Reflecting on his crippling physical condition, Buchel said he felt “blessed and shocked at the same time” to be alive when he awoke each morning. Source:http://wcfcourier.com/lifestyles/a-my–lb-life-participant-dies-while-filming/article_b67247ff-0da5-5a91-8e44-fb0e8f970a8a.html