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Larry Myers Jr. dies, days after 49th birthday

“My 600-Lb. Life” star Larry Myers Jr. died three days after celebrating his 49th birthday. The TLC star, who went viral for singing the “Mr. Buttermilk Biscuits” song at a chicken restaurant, passed away from a heart attack on June 13, according to his relatives.

“Larry has fought the good fight. He has overcome some of the biggest challenges he has ever had to face,” Myers’ cousin Todd Darell wrote on Facebook Saturday.

“Rest well Junior, you will be missed,” he added. “Thanks and blessings to all. Please keep our family in your prayers.❤️💔🕊️🕊️.”

Myers rose to fame when he appeared on Season 10 of the reality series in January 2022. At the time, he starred in episode 13, titled “Larry’s Journey,” which featured him bedridden at 940 pounds. The aspiring gospel singer had previously undergone weight loss surgery about five years before filming the show but ultimately gained 400 pounds back.

While on “My 600-Lb. Life,” Myers explained how the tragic events of losing his mother and nephew led him to adopt bad habits of binge eating.

“I eat to comfort myself,” he said on the show. “When I’m cooking, it’s the only time I’m happy, besides when I’m eating.”

By the end of the episode, Myers had lost about 100 pounds.

During a March 2022 appearance on the “Ricky Smiley Morning Show,” the singer revealed that he slimmed down to around 300 pounds since filming the show but gained 200 pounds while battling depression.

Meyers also shared that he would be having another weight loss surgery as he was focused on being healthy again. Leading up to his death, the reality star actively posted pieces of his healthy lifestyle on Facebook, including snaps of salads and boxes of Swiig supplements.

Meyers also showed snaps of himself boxing.

In other news – Teresa Taylor dies at 60

Musician Teresa Taylor, also known as Teresa Nervosa, has died at 60 after battling lung disease. Taylor was the drummer for Texas punk group Butthole Surfers, which also included Gibby Haynes, King Coffey, Jeff Pinkus and Paul Leary.

“Teresa Taylor passed away peacefully this weekend after a long battle with lung disease,” Butthole Surfers wrote on Instagram, sharing the news with a photo of Taylor.Read More

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