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10th Feb 2022

My 600lb Life’s first transgender star has died aged 30

Ellen Fitzpatrick


My 600lb Life star Destinee Lashaee has sadly passed away at the age of 30, her family has confirmed.

The reality star first appeared on the TLC series back in 2019 and made history as the first transgender person to appear on the show.

The Louisiana native was open about her struggle with her weight and her battle with depression during her time on the show.

Sharing a heartbreaking tribute alongside a picture with her, her brother Wayne wrote on social media: “I accept you for who you are, I accept every flaw that come with you, I’m sorry you felt alone, I’m sorry you felt you had nobody else to turn to (sic).

“I’m sorry you felt you had no other option Destiny wouldn’t of wanted this, lord why keep taking my siblings away, how much can I take (sic).”

Lashaee’s friends have been posting their condolences under Wayne’s, with hundreds already building up.

This isn’t the first tragedy the family has faced as their brother Anthony and younger sister Destiny both also passed away.

According to Mail Online, Lashaee shared a post on her sister’s page, writing: “To everyone who genuinely love and support me, I love you and I’m grateful to have touched millions of lives and hearts around the world (sic).

“Living my life with so much pain for so long I’ve come to realize that God makes no mistakes.

“I’m grateful for my journey and all I’ve been through. I don’t regret a single moment. Love you all.”

Lashaee revealed her struggle with mental health and the trauma of her brother dying suddenly in her arms from a blood clot on the series.

According to The Sun, Lashaee was one of the several former My 600lb Life Stars who sued the production company Megalomedia, accusing them of failing to provide adequate mental health treatment following the show.