‘My 600-lb Life’ Star Larry Myers Jr. Dies at 49

Larry Myers Jr of My 600 lb Life. (Credit: TLC)

Larry Myers Jr., known to fans as “Mr. Buttermilk Biscuits” from TLC’s My 600-lb Life, has died at the age of 49.

A family member told the U.S. Sun  that Myers died of a heart attack.

In a heartfelt Facebook post, Larry’s cousin Todd Darell announced the news of his passing and expressed appreciation to the reality star’s fans.

“Larry has fought the good fight. He has overcome some of the biggest challenges he has ever had to face. Rest well Junior, you will be missed,” Darell wrote.

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Myers gained recognition after his appearance on season 10 of My 600-lb Life, in an episode titled “Larry’s Journey” — where he sought the help of Dr. Younan Nowzaradan hoping for a “second chance” at life and as a gospel singer.

The episode included a clip of Larry singing about buttermilk biscuits at a chicken restaurant.

After the episode aired in January 2022, the scene went viral, earning him the nickname “Mr. Buttermilk Biscuits.”

The reality star’s journey on the series showcased his struggles with weight loss and his relationship with food.

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

He continued, “So it’s the time that I like to sing, and I sing gospel. Because the rest of the time, when I’m not eating, most of my thoughts are morbidly depressing.”

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Myers Jr. underwent weight loss surgery years before appearing on the TLC series. However, he would go on to regain 400 pounds following his procedure.

By the time he appeared on My 600-lb Life, Myers Jr. weighed 940 pounds and was bedridden

Despite these struggles, Myers appeared to be in good spirits in an Instagram video he shared earlier this year.

“There’s nothing too hard for God and Larry that God and Larry can’t do. Nothing!” he said, per The New York Post.