Obesity comes with all sorts of problems from difficulty in mobility to health risks such as heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, and diabetes to name a few. And to go back to normal weight is not just a walk in the park which requires determination and a lot of hard work. Meet Henry Foots who was able to successfully turn his life around after at one point weighing 715 pounds. Henry lost over 400 lbs under the care of weight loss surgeon Dr. Nowzaradan. Even though Henry passed away at the age of 54 on May 16, 2013, he is a source of inspiration to many looking to change their life around. In this article, we take a closer look at the wiki-bio of this television star and his life journey.
Henry Foots was an American reality television personality known for My 600-lb Life, a reality show that follows people who struggle with morbid obesity and try to lose weight with the help of Dr. Nowzaradan. Henry began to gain weight during his junior years in high school and was 715 pounds at his highest. He was determined to transform himself in time to attend his high school reunion.
Henry James Foot was born on July 17, 1958, in Harris County, Texas, United States. Henry was the son of Addie Virginia Foots and a lifelong resident of Texas. Growing up in Texas, Henry did not care much about his weight. He was into food and would go to the extent of sneaking behind his parent’s backs. He always neglected the signs of being overweight. In an episode of My 600 lb Life, his Mother, Addie Virginia Foots revealed that Henry would hide in the bathroom and sneak food. As the years went on Henry keep gaining weight. Addie blamed herself for not taking any action even while Henry’s father would show discontent with his eating disorder but Henry was too stubborn.
My 600-lb Life Transformation
Obesity came with a lot of troubles maybe more than Henry could handle. Henry faced problems like knee aches, back pain, and difficulty in movement move. As it became a burden Henry decided to go through weight loss. He was one of the first patients of Dr. Nowzaradan on the TLC series My 600-lb Life. He appeared in four episodes of the show in 2012. He was the heaviest patient in Season 1, weighing 715 pounds at the start of his journey.
He underwent weight loss surgery and followed a strict diet and exercise regimen and after two asking removal Henry lost 340 lbs (from 715 to 375 lbs). However, after the surgery, Henry struggled to maintain a healthy lifestyle, and it took almost 7 years to get his life on track. In year 7, he had lost a total of 440 lbs making his weight 275 lbs which appears to have been his smallest point. Henry’s career on My 600-lb Life was inspiring and heartbreaking. He showed courage and perseverance in his weight loss journey and achieved remarkable results.
Cause of Death and Bus Accident:
Henry Foots worked as a shuttle bus driver. 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 in 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 escaped with minor injuries. On May 16, 2013, Henry Foots passed away at the age of 54. The cause of his death was not related to his weight or the shuttle bus accident. Henry’s death was the first among the show’s patients, and he was followed by other My 600 lb-life cast members such as Robert Buchel, Lisa Fleming, and James L.B Bonner.
Was Henry Foots married? His wife and children?
Henry Foots was married to his girlfriend Lycurgus “Kirk” Walker. They shared a relationship for a year before tying the knot on August 21, 2011. However, the two went through a breakup before giving a second shot at the relationship. Henry and Kirk lived together for 13 years during which she also take care of him due to his ballooning weight. As Kirk felt her situation in the relationship was more of a caretaker than a partner they ended up breaking. Despite the fact, the two were no longer together Henry did not lose all hope. Henry still loved her and was willing to get back. After a few years, the couple rekindled the relationship. Henry also encouraged Lycurgus to undergo weight loss surgery and the couple promised to marry each other afterward. The couple married in a small wedding surrounded by close friends and relatives. Henry is not known to have any children with Lycurgus.