'My 600-lb Life' star who found maggots on her skin passes away at only 50

Monica Otayza
Aug 27, 2018
08:37 A.M.

"My 600-lb Life" star Lisa Fleming has passed away at the age of 50, which marks the weight-loss reality show's second death this month.


Lisa Fleming weighed 700 pounds when she first appeared on the TLC show in February, and viewers watched as she had seven paramedics remove her from her bed in Texas.

In the show, she revealed how she has struggled to take care of herself and desperately needed assistance after she was starting to find maggots in the folds of her skin. During her reality TV journey, she was able to lose 84 pounds but eventually gained it back after she had trouble maintaining her diet. Eventually, she gained back 28 pounds when she was released from the hospital.


Lisa's daughter Danielle announced that her mother had passed away last Thursday, but clarified that her death was not a result of her weight. During an interview with TMZ, she said:

"At the end she was sick and her body was tired and her body just gave out.”

Danielle also added that her mom had lost 196 pounds on her own after the show aired, and was even able to stand up on her own before her death.

During the show, Lisa shared how she has struggled with her weight ever since she was a child, and her issues heightened when her parents got divorced and her brother was murdered. Her weight also continued to climb after each of her four pregnancies, before she eventually weighed her heaviest.


Her daughter Danielle made sure to share a tribute to her mother on Facebook, saying that she gave her mother her all as she was her world.

"I am truly at a loss for words right now. God knows I wanted you to hold on until I got here but He knew what was best for me. I didn’t need to see you like that! This morning I sat and held your hand for 4 hours knowing nothing I could’ve done would bring you back to me. Anybody who knows me knows I gave my mother my ALL! She was my world and I was her #NumberOneGirl"

Hoping that her mother could somehow read what she was trying to tell her, she shared:


"Mommy, I love you from here to the stars and back! Those babies loved you even more. I’m happy you’re no longer in pain and stuck in that bed. Y’all pray for me, check on me, come see about me because I am not ok! I love my mama & I wouldn’t wish this pain on my worse enemy."

Rest In Peace, Mother Arleasher M. Fleming!

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