My 600-Lb Life star Coliesa McMillian has sadly passed away at the age of 41 after suffering complications following weight-loss surgery. McMillian’s daughter Hannah revealed the tragic news of her mother’s death on Tuesday, September 22, on Facebook.
She captioned a series of photos of her late mom. “Last night you gained your wings omg you know how hard this is for us! But you was sic tired of fighting but I’m not mad at you. You held off this long. I just never knew this soon you would leave,” she wrote according to The Sun.
Hannah ended the post by calling her mom her “guardian angel.”
McMillian appeared earlier this year on season 8 of the hit TLC weight-loss transformation series. She weighed 643 lbs. when she first appeared on the show back in March.
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The mother-of-four wanted to regain control of her life and end a cycle of overeating to deal with the trauma of her past.
Shortly before McMillian appeared on the series, she suffered a heart attack and lost her fiancé in a car accident.
After receiving weight-loss surgery, she suffered complications and ended up on life support. It was reported that McMillian started hemorrhaging when a row of stitches from the procedure had broken open.
McMillian then became septic — suffering a life-threatening infection — and was placed on a ventilator for two weeks in a medically-induced coma.
The reality star is survived by her four daughters. Funeral services will be held on September 24 and September 25 in Plaquemine, LA.