My 600-lb Life: Where Are They Now? aired Wednesday night and we saw the show say a final ‘goodbye’ to Sean Milliken. Fans of the show recall he passed away in February 2019. Sean struggled terribly during his weight loss journey, as his mum Renee, who also passed away since we first saw him, enabled his food cravings. However, he managed to drop about 400 pounds with the help of Dr. Now and his surgery.
My 600-lb Life: Where Are They Now? first saw Sean Milliken in 2016
Sean Milliken first appeared on the show in 2016 and he weighed more than 900 pounds. His journey was fraught with failure and Starcasm noted he even bounced back higher at one stage than he started out. They reported that “His initial weight of 919 pounds was the highest the show had ever depicted — but Sean’s weight actually fluctuated greatly during his time on the show, at one point peaking at 1,003 pounds.”
Nevertheless, he persisted with his attempts to lose weight, even though his mother Renee actually tried to feed him food he shouldn’t eat. Actually, she even encouraged him to ignore Dr. Nows instructions. She felt guilty over the state of her son who started eating when his parents divorced. He said that it distressed him so much, he found comfort through eating. As an enabler, the whole situation was tragic.
Previous episode for Sean showed his mom Renee passed way
In February 2017, the My 600-lb Life show covered the death of Sean’s mom Renee. Sadly, she passed away from kidney failure. That devastated Sean even more, who doted on her. Plus, he ended up getting flooded out by Hurricane Harvey. While his dad tried to be there for Sean, obviously, the death of his mom came as a terrible blow. Towards the end, Sean looked lonely and depressed.
In the My 600-lb Life episode on Wednesday, we saw the last of Sean. Watching him so low and depressed hurt fans who usually find something to laugh at on social media. As one fan of the shoe noted, “Absolutely I can normally get a chuckle here or there outta things happening but tonight I just can’t.” Another agreed, noting, “Incredibly hard. I can relate to Sean and seeing him so alone and depressed without any family who cared was just tragic.”
Sean’s death upset followers of My 600-lb Life
Sean’s death came during last winter when he got some kind of infection. He started struggling to breathe but despite all efforts by the medical staff, he could not be resuscitated. His poor heart just stopped ticking and he was only 29 years old. TV Shows Ace reported at the time, “His father Matt went to Facebook to reveal the news that Sean Milliken had passed away.”
What did you think of the very sad loner who suffered so much pain and depression? He lost weight and then ballooned back up, lost his mom, and died far too young. Sound off your thoughts in the comments below.
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