Larry Myers Jr., who appeared on the tenth season of the TLC reality show My 600 lb life, he died. He was 49 years old.
The move was confirmed by Myers’ cousin Todd Darrell, who broke the news on his Facebook page on Sunday, June 18, writing, “It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of my dear cousin Larry Myers.”
“Many of you know him as Mr. Buttermilk Biscuits,” Darrell continued, referring to a viral video of Myers singing about food at a chicken restaurant. “If you can help us, we would greatly appreciate it. Larry fought the good fight. He has overcome some of the biggest challenges he has ever faced. Rest well Junior, you will be missed.”
Darrell also shared a link to a GoFundMe page set up by Myers’ god-sister Sonya Hines-Hall, who is looking to raise funds to go towards the TLC star’s funeral service.
“Larry, aka “Mr. Buttermilk Biscuits,” has used his musical talents to bless others since he was 10 years old. From a small church in his hometown store to the grand stage of the Apollo Theater, Larry always made himself available to perform at special events whenever anyone asked, often for free,” Hines-Hall wrote.
“His struggle with weight gain/loss never dampened his desire to show love and kindness to everyone he met. As a family, we want to bring our beloved Larry home one more time so we can lay him to rest with dignity and respect,” she continued.
Myers appeared on the TLC reality show in 2022 in an episode titled “Larry’s Journey”. The episode documented the aspiring gospel singer when he was 940 pounds and bedridden. On the show, Myers explained that he started eating and gaining weight after the deaths of his mother and grandson.
In recent months, Myers has adopted a healthier lifestyle, sharing photos of himself boxing and eating salad on his social media pages. During an appearance on Ricky Smiley Morning Show in March 2022, Myers said he was “trying to get my life back together”.