This Is What Happened To Gina Krasley From My 600-Lb Life

TLC's long-running weight-loss reality show "My 600-lb Life" deals mainly with extreme cases. The participants traveling to Texas to ask the inimitable Dr. Now for help are at the end of their tether, frequently relying on family members to assist them with the most basic tasks from washing to supplying the incredible amount of food required to satiate their ballooning appetites. Many of them succeed, managing through hard work and perseverance to qualify for weight loss surgery and change their lives forever. 

However, Dr. Now's strict process doesn't suit everybody and, over the years, several "My 600-lb Life" stars have outright quit after finding it too difficult to move forward. As The Cinemaholic notes, Gina Krasley didn't give up but the New Jersey native found it tough to see results regardless. With long-standing issues with food due to an abusive upbringing, Krasley only lost 50 lbs. overall during her time on the show. Krasley later sued TLC's production company alleging that Megalomedia had intentionally distressed her for entertainment purposes. Starcasm advises one of her biggest complaints surrounded allegedly engineered scenes of the New Jersey native overeating, which seemed to suggest Krasley couldn't stick to her strict diet, which she claimed wasn't the case. 

The New Jersey native died at age 30 in 2021

As The Cinemaholic notes, Gina Krasley previously deleted all of her social media accounts after reports emerged she'd dabbled in the adult industry at one stage. Before dropping off, however, the "My 600-lb Life" star appeared to have lost weight, judging by her photos. By late March 2021, Krasley shared a weigh-in on her Youtube page, in which she appears to have dropped down to 397 pounds. In a full-body shot she posted to her now-private Instagram in celebration of her 30th birthday, Krasley looks markedly different than she did on the show.

But in April, Krasley shared a sad update with her followers on Youtube. The former reality star announced that she'd gone into rehab and that she was additionally looking forward to therapy to treat her eating disorder. Krasley, it seems, stopped eating to the point she lost the muscle necessary in her legs to walk. In late June 2021, she was still confined to her bed but reported feeling "more awake" (via Youtube). "Always remember you're worth it, you're good enough," she told her followers in one of her last social media updates. 

Krasley's family announced that she'd died on August 1, 2021. According to her obituary, which does not list a cause of death, Krasley was at home in New Jersey, and was surrounded by family at the time of her death.  

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