Robert Buchel of New Jersey, TV personality of TLC’s ‘My 600-lb Life,’ shared a bone-chilling statement only hours before his death.
Roberts highly emotional and publicized weight-loss journey captured the attention of millions with his battle with obesity. He was 842 pounds. His life was taking off in exciting ways (he was engaged to the love of his life, Katheryn) and he knew that a lifestyle change was absolutely necessary if he wanted to live.
Robert had received an extensive weight loss surgery that had helped him lose close to 300 pounds. While he was on a road to recovery, the surgery left Robert in a great deal of pain. Robert turned to medication in order to lessen the pain…
Robert developed an addiction to pain medication and while his pain might have gone down, his personality and his attitude completely plummeted.
It wasn’t long before Robert turned into an angry and depressed person. His fiancé shared that it felt as though a flip had been switched. To make matters worse, Robert suffered from a heart attack.
Most tragically, Robert shared an eerie statement with his friends, family, and doctor the night before his death. He shared, “I don’t think I’ll make it through the night. I love you and I always will.”
He was dead the next morning.
Robert passed in November 2017, however, TLC wanted to respect the wishes of Robert’s fiancé. Terrifyingly enough, cameras were rolling during his death... They kept his death under wraps until she felt comfortable with publicly sharing.
Obesity is not something to be taken lightly. Our health is important and Robert was an example of those implications of that truth.
Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and others affected by obesity.
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