Sean Milliken, My 600-Lb Life star, has died, Radar Online confirmed on Tuesday, February 19. He was 29.
According to the publication, the television personality’s father, Matt Milliken released a heartwrenching statement on his Facebook account to confirm his son's death. In the post, Matt calls Sean a "good man" with a "good heart".
As for the cause of death, Sean passed away from complications of infection on Sunday, February 17.
Matt wrote, "Sean was admitted into the hospital a couple days prior, because of an infection".
He added that Sean was having problems with his breathing on Sunday. They did try to resuscitate him but a short time later he left us.
Reality Star Sean Milliken will not get to hear the new Tool album. pic.twitter.com/Cn2Nxo9A3d
— Will Not Get To Hear The New Tool Album (@NoTool4U) February 20, 2019
His friend Ashley Boone told the outlet that Sean will be remembered as a "special guy".
Ashley said, "He was definitely a loner and kept to himself, but once you knew him he opened up and showed his witty side. He was extremely funny, artistic and kind".
During his last year in high school, Sean became bedridden after suffering a debilitating leg injury and his weight raised up to 400 lbs.
He then appeared on an episode of TLC hit series My 600-Lb Life in 2016. After the show, he moved to Houston to qualify for weight loss surgery.
He said on the show, "I’m not 100 percent certain this is the right decision to make".
He continued at the time,
I am extremely nervous about this trip. It’s going to take anywhere from 30 to 40 hours to drive there. I’m very worried about that. If I fall, we won’t be near the hospital for people to pick me up.
Rest In Peace Sean Milliken!
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