My 600-lb Life star James “L.B.” Bonner’s cause of death was suicide, the Lexington County Coroner’s Office in South Carolina confirms to Us Weekly.
TLC issued the following statement:
“'On the show, viewers saw L.B. struggle with obesity following a tragic accident that claimed his right leg. Even though he once weighed 650 pounds, L.B.’s hard work and dedication helped get him in the 200-pound range,' the network said in a statement on its website. 'His spirit and determination as displayed through his story, quickly made L.B. a fan favorite, and family and friends have taken to L.B.’s Facebook page to commemorate his life.'
The statement concluded, 'TLC was deeply saddened to hear of L.B.’s passing and is honored to have shared his honest and courageous story on My 600-lb Life.'" Read more.