February 20, 2019 1:19 pm

Sean Milliken of ‘My 600-lb Life’ dies at age 29

Sean Milliken, who appeared on TLC's 'My 600-lb. Life,' has died at age 29.

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Sean Milliken, who was known for starring in TLC’s reality series My 600-lb Life, has died at the age of 29.

The network released a statement Tuesday which read that they were “saddened to share that Sean Milliken has passed away.”

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The statement read: “Viewers first met Sean in 2016 on My 600-lb Life when he weighed over 900-lbs. Over the course of his weight loss journey, he victoriously lost over 400-lbs. TLC viewers caught up with Sean this past summer and learned that despite the loss of his mother, he was still continuing in his quest to live a healthier and happier life. TLC expresses its deepest sympathies to Sean’s friends and family at this difficult time.”

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Milliken’s father announced his son’s passing on Facebook. He wrote that Sean died of an infection.

“Sean was admitted into the hospital a couple days prior, because of an infection, Sunday he was having problems with his breathing, they were able to resuscitate him and a short time later his heart stopped.”

He added that his son was a “good man” with a “good heart.”

Milliken first appeared on the TLC show during Season Four, episode 12 of the show which aired in 2016. He filmed again this past summer for a “Where Are They Now” special, shortly after his mother passed away in 2017 from kidney-related issues.

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Many people began to send their condolences once news of Milliken’s passing spread.

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