MY 600-lb Life star James King died of “kidney failure,” The Sun can exclusively reveal.
James, 49, passed away at Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee on Friday, April 3.
A source exclusively revealed to The Sun that he went into septic shock, which is a widespread infection that could lead to organ failure.
The insider said: “He died of kidney failure. He has been suffering, but now he is no longer in pain.”
James, who tipped the scales at 840 pounds during a 2018 episode, lost 340 pounds since the episode aired.
The insider said: “He weighed about 500 pounds when he passed away. He would have been proud of himself.”
James has a history of health issues.
In December 2017, James was in the ICU for sepsis, cirrhosis and kidney failure.
James appeared on season five of My 600-lb Life as the heaviest cast member at the time, weighing 791 pounds.
On My 600-lb Life: Where Are They Now?, James reached 840 pounds.
Dr. Nowzaradan called Adult Protective Services on his wife Lisa, as he suspected she had been sneaking food to James while he was working to shed pounds in the hospital to prepare for weight-loss surgery.
Dr. Now dismissed him from the program.
James is described as a “loving" husband, son, brother, dad and grandfather who enjoyed sports and fishing in his obituary.
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He is survived by his wife, Lisa, father, Donald Elwood King; four daughters, Carrie Raisor, Krystle Langston, Courtney Parks and Bayley King, and two sons, Daemian Raisor and Austin Raisor King.
Because of the coronavirus pandemic, funeral arrangements for James will be private.
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