Destinee LaShaee was the first transgender star of TLC’s My 600-Lb. Life has died at 30.
Her brother Wayne Compton confirmed the news.
“No no no I’m sorry bro, I accept you for who you are,” Wayne wrote in a public Facebook post. “I accept every flaw that come with you, I’m sorry you felt alone, I’m sorry you felt you had nobody else to turn too, I’m sorry you felt you had no other option. Destiny wouldn’t of wanted this, lord why keep taking my siblings away, how much can I take?”
Destinee appeared on season 7 of the show in 2019. She told the cameras she was so big and depressed she could not visit her friends and family.
“I just lay here all day and wait for food. I don’t see any of my family and friends, unless they come to see me,” Destinee said at the time. “I feel like all I’m constantly doing is trying to escape my depression and pain at this point. Food is the only thing I can turn to to do that. I can feel it killing me.”