Matthew Ventress, better known as Destinee LaShaee, has died aged 30. Destinee LaShaee is the transgender star of the reality show “My 600-Lb. Life.” She is known for using the pronouns “they” when referring to herself. Her brother announced her death on Facebook on Tuesday, February 8, in a somewhat guilt-tinged post. Wayne Compton, LaShaee’s brother wrote: “I accept you for who you are, I accept all the flaws that come with you, I’m sorry you felt alone, I’m sorry you felt you were had no one else to turn to [sic], I’m sorry you felt you had no other option.”

The cause of death for the first transgender contestant of “My 600-Lb. Life” has not been released. LaShaee appeared on the show during season 7, which aired in 2019. She weighed 669 pounds, or just over 300 kilos, when she joined the show. Destinee has lost 229 pounds in one year, thanks in part to gastric sleeve surgery, Page Six says. After he left the show, “they” continued to lead healthy lives and became social media influencers. “They” were inspiring with their extraordinary weight loss journey.

Depressed, Destinee LaShaee sensed that her weight was going to kill her

On the show, Destinee LaShaee revealed her deep malaise and unhealthy relationship with food. “I lay here all day and wait for the food. I don’t see my family or my friends unless they come to see me,” they revealed in a Season 7 episode. the only thing I can turn to for that. I can feel it’s killing me,” they said.

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