Henry Foots was from Houston, Texas, and weighed about 715 pounds. With his mild- manner determination and sweet behavior he won the hearts of everyone and became the first-fan favorite of the show My 600-lb Life. My 600-lb Life is a reality television series that has aired on the TLC television network since 2012. The patients are treated by Iranian-American Houston surgeon Younan Nowzaradan, (often referred to as simply “Dr. Now”).
To know more about Henry Foots, you can read along. You will know more in-depth about his weight loss journey, how did he pass away and about his wife.
Was Henry Foots married? His wife and children?
Henry Foots was married to his long- term girlfriend Lycurgus “Kirk” Walker. However, before the pair walked down the aisle they had off and on kinda relationship.
Henry and his girlfriend, Kirk, lived together for 13 years. During the time, she had to take care of him due to his ballooning weight. Kirk felt her situation was more like a caretaker than a partner hence, ending the long relationship.
Despite the fact, the couple was no longer together Henry did not lose all the hope. According to reports Henry still loved her and was willing to get back. After a few years, the couple rekindled the relationship and began to date.
After Henry’s surgery, he encouraged Lycurgus for her surgery too. Finally, Lycurgus also went on gastric bypass surgery. The surgery was a success, and Henry had promised to marry her after the surgery.
Thus, keeping his promise on August 21, 2011, he finally asked Lycurgus to marry him and they had a small wedding surrounded by close friends and relatives. Henry was 53 years old when he got married. However, Looking at their life story we do not think they shared any children.
Henry Foots’ Early life and Weight gain
Henry Foots started gaining weight from a young age and had always neglected the signs of overweight. As his Mother, Addie Virginia Foots said in the episode, as years passed by he slowly gained weight continuously.
He would hide in the bathroom and eat food. Moreover, she also mentioned that she blames herself encouraging that behavior and not taking any actions. However, his father was not happy about this but Henry was stubborn.
With years passing by, he gained weight rapidly and was almost about 715 pounds. With the excessive weight gain, slowly problems like knee ache, back pain, inability to move, started to affect his life. This is the time where he decided to take a step and change his life.
Henry Foot’s My 600-lb Transformation
Henry Foot was the most optimistic cast member of the show My 600-lb Life. He appeared in the first season of the reality show.
Henry started the weight loss journey when he was 47 years old. With the guidance of Dr. Younan Nowzaradan, he finally agreed to go on the gastric bypass surgery. He lost weight of 340 lbs after two skin removal surgery (from 715 to 375 lbs).
However, the main obstacle was after the surgery. It was difficult for Henry to maintain a healthy lifestyle, and it took almost 7 years to get his life on track. In the final year 7, he lost a total of 440 lbs and his final weight was 275 lbs what appears to have been his smallest point
After the surgery, he carried on as a shuttle bus driver and used to motivate all the patients of the show My 600-lb Life. His story was a successful and inspiring one.
Henry Foots’ Cause of Death and Bus Accident.
After, the surgery Henry Foots continued with his older job as a shuttle bus driver. Life was going on ease when suddenly one incident occurred.
On November 29, 2012, he suffered an unspecified “medical incident” that caused him to pass out while driving a shuttle bus. The consequences of the incident were not very pleasing.
The accident caused the bus to hit an SUV and then ran into a woman standing on a corner. Hurriedly, an ambulance was called and she was taken to the hospital. However, she could not survive the injuries and passed away. Luckily, a total of 11 passengers on the bus were not harmed and they just faced minor-injuries.
Later, on May 16, 2013, Henry Foots passed away. The cause of his death was unrelated to neither his weight nor the shuttle bus accident.
Henry Foots’ Wiki summary
Henry Foots was born on July 17, 1958, in Houston, Texas, United States of America. He was the son of Addie Virginia Foots. He was an American Citizen and belonged to African-American Ethnicity.
|Full name||Henry Foots|
|Age||55 years old|
|Date of Birth||July 17, 1958|
|Date of Death||May 16, 2013|
|Place of Birth||Houston, Texas, U.S|
|Profession||Reality TV star|
|Parents||Addie Virginia Foots|
|Wife||Lycurgus “Kirk” Walker|
There is not much information on his educational background. It was from junior high, he started gaining excessive weight and before he knew he weighed about 715 pounds.
On August 21, 2011, he married Lycurgus Walker. They used to date for a very long time. They were together for 13 years, lived apart for a few years and then get back. The couple did not have any children.
Henry Foots was the most determined and sweet person on the show. His optimistic nature and brave attitude helped him in the surgery and also he lost a total of 440 pounds. On May 16, 2013, Henry Foots passed away. He was preceded by his father who died of Lung cancer.