'My 600-lb Life' star found dead at 30

L.B. Bonner  Facebook

L.B. Bonner Facebook

"The 6'4" Lexington, South Carolina native, who was also an amputee having lost one of this legs during an accident, appeared on the February 14 episode of My 600-Lb Life earlier this year.

Police responded to Bonner's SC home at 7:45 a.m. on Thursday, August 2, the Lexington Police Department confirmed to Radar.

He started the show weighing in at 642 pounds, and had lost over 300 pounds by the end of his episode, as he weighed 316 pounds.

"As we await information from the coroner's report on Mr. Bonner's death, we are not seeking any persons of interest or suspects as part of our continuing work on the case", Captain Adam Myrick with the Lexington County Sheriff's Department said. "You just have to keep on with it", Bonner said. He was 30 years old. He even kept shedding the weight off-camera.

In a message posted Thursday evening to a Facebook community page that bears his name, Bonner purportedly thanked people for showing him "love and support" in his journey.

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"I've realized a few things over the last few days and its time that, I face my demons head on", he said.

James "L.B." Bonner, who appeared on My 600-lb Life, appears to have taken his own life after sharing a cryptic status update on Facebook. Again, thank y'all so much...

"Please don't ever let people you care about not know how you feel...." he concluded. In a Facebook post, he wrote, "As I'm getting my day started it hits me how beyond blessed and thankful I am, that I made a decision to leave my comfort zone a lil over a year ago and embark on this insane journey to get healthy". Radar reported that he had reached a weight in the 200-pound range before his death. What I'm getting at is, there is such a HUGE potential for all of us, waiting right outside our comfort zones...

Another added: 'I just heard the news.

In 2013, Bonner lost his leg in a auto accident. "You inspired me. Praying for you and your loved ones". However, per his Facebook post and a source to Hollywood Gossip, Bonner had "come off several meds" and was sober in the days leading up to his death. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is open 24 hours a day at 800-273-8255.

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