'My 600-Lb Life' star Robert Buchel dies during filming despite losing 200 pounds

Robert Buchel, a subject on TLC’s “My 600-Lb Life,” died during filming. His episode, which aired on Wednesday, included an epilogue with his fiancee recounting their final night together.

Buchel, who weighed as much as 842 pounds, had lost 217 of those at a Houston hospital in preparation for lymphedema removal surgery.

“TLC was deeply saddened by the loss of Robert,” a spokesperson for the Discovery-owned cable channel told TheWrap via a statement. “We are grateful to his family who were gracious enough to let us continue to share his brave story with our viewers.  Our thoughts and prayers are with them at this difficult time.”

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