AceShowbiz - "My 600-lb Life" star Sean Milliken died at 29. The former reality TV star passed away on Sunday, February 17 after being taken into the hospital a few days prior due to complications of an infection. His father confirmed the sad news in a Facebook post.
"Sean was admitted into the hospital a couple days prior, because of an infection," Matt wrote as quoted by Radar Online. "Sunday he was having problems with his breathing, they were able to resuscitate him and a short time later his heart stopped."
He also posted a touching tribute to his son, writing, "As most of you know he was in Houston, Texas to be a part of his long struggle with his weight. Today he lost the battle, but is now free to be with his mom, Renee M. Milliken. I'm sure she was waiting for his return home to be with the Lord and her. " He added, "They are both at peace now; in my mind a lot better place without the struggles we have with our bodies on earth!"
TLC has also confirmed Sean's passing. "TLC is saddened to share that Sean Milliken has passed away. Viewers first met Sean in 2016 on My 600-lb Life when he weighed over 900-lbs. Over the course of his weight loss journey, he victoriously lost over 400-lbs. TLC viewers caught up with Sean this past summer and learned that despite the loss of his mother, he was still continuing in his quest to live a healthier and happier life," the network said in a statement. "TLC expresses its deepest sympathies to Sean's friends and family at this difficult time."
Sean, who appeared in season 4 of TLC's reality series "My 600-lb Life", was living in an apartment in Texas by himself prior to his death. He relied heavily on his mother Renee Milliken before she died of reported kidney disease in 2017.
Since then, his life changed, according to a friend. Ashley Boone, who was a neighbor of Sean, tells Radar that she watched her friend suffer after his mother's passing. "His mother's passing was extremely hard - that's when I developed a friendship with Sean," she says.
"He was wheelchair bound and couldn’t move around much," Ashley explains. "I think it changed him because he had to become independent which he'd never been before." Ashley adds that Sean also struggled to afford to live on his own as he relied on his social security.