Gina Marie Krasley, who was known for appearing on the TLC show “My 600-lb Life,” passed away last weekend. She was only 30 years-old.
Fox News reported that Krasley died at her home in Tuckerton, New Jersey last Sunday, and no cause of death has been given at this time.
“Gina Marie Krasley (nee LeMehaute), 30 of Tuckerton, NJ passed away at home surrounded by her loving family on Sunday, August 1st, 2021,” her obituary said. “Born in Galloway, NJ, Gina has been a lifelong resident of Ocean County, living in Forked River, Barnegat and Tuckerton for the last 6 years. Her greatest passion was dancing and she would make up dances with her sister and kids in the neighborhood growing up.”
“She started the ‘dancing has no size limit’ Tiktok trend and she dreamed of one day opening up a dance studio for special needs children,” the obituary added. “Gina once appeared in a movie when she was younger called ‘Walking to the Waterline’ and she enjoyed playing video games and spending time with her family.”
Krasley appeared on “My 600-Ib Life” last year, and this show chronicles people undergoing gastric bypass surgeries. In one moment from her episode, Krasley admitted that struggling with her weight has “been hard.”
“I always felt my entire life like I was just pushed under the rug,” she said, adding that she used food as an “escape” and was 300 pounds by the time she was 14-years old.
“As I was getting closer to 500 pounds, it started to get harder to do things,” Krasley lamented.
TLC released a brief statement paying tribute to Krasley after her passing.
“TLC was deeply saddened by the loss of Gina Krasley, who shared her weight-loss journey on ‘My 600lb Life,'” the network said. “Our thoughts and prayers are with her family at this difficult time.”
TLC was deeply saddened by the loss of Gina Krasley, who shared her weight-loss journey on My 600lb Life. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family at this difficult time.
— TLC Network (@TLC) August 6, 2021
The obituary stated that Krasley is survived by her wife Elizabeth Krasley, who she was married to for six years. She is also survived by her sister Ali Samuels, mother Cathy Devereux of Tuckerton, her dog Bubba and cat Daisy, as well as grandparents, and many aunts and uncles.
Please join us in saying a prayer fr Krasley’s family during this difficult time.