My 600-lb life Henry Foots death, weight loss, wife and children, family.

Escaping from obesity requires sheer determination and documentary TV show My 600 lb life perfectly illustrates the case. The show takes on the weight loss journey of morbidly obese individuals who try to change their life around. Meet one of the participants Henry Foots who was able to successfully turn his life. Initially weighing about 715 pounds Henry lost over 400lbs under the care of weight loss surgeon Dr. Nowzaradan. In this article, we take a closer look at the wiki-bio of Henry Foots.

Who is Henry Foots?

Henry Foots rose to fame through documentary show My 600 lb life due to his unusual weight. Henry was born to Addie Virginia Foots on July 17, 1958. Born and raised in Huston Texas, Henry was a big eater and started to gain excessive weight starting from his junior high school years. As a grown-up man, he weighed 715 pounds at the highest. Henry passed away on May 16, 2013. He was American and belonged to black ethnicity.

Henry Foots

Henry Foots

Early life and Weight gain

Growing up in Texas, Henry did not care much about his weight. He was into food and would go to the extent sneaking behind his parents back. He always neglected the signs of overweight.  In an episode of My 600 lb Life, his Mother, Addie Virginia Foots revealed as years passed Henry gained weight continuously. He would hide in the bathroom and sneak 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 too stubborn.

My 600-lb Life Transformation

With excessive weight gain, Henry faced problems like knee aches, back pain, inability to move, which started to affect his life. This is the time where he decided to take a step and change his life. He sought treatment from Dr. Nowzaradan with an initial weight of 715 lbs.

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 340 lbs after two skin removal surgery (from 715 to 375 lbs).

Henry Foots

My 600-lb life Henry Foots weight loss transformation

However, after the surgery, Henry struggled 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.

The weight loss journey was featured during the first season of the documentary My 600 lb life. Henry appeared in a total of four episodes during the first season.

Was Henry Foots married? His wife and children?

Henry Foots was married to his long- term girlfriend Lycurgus “Kirk” Walker. The couple tied the knot on August 21, 2011. The pair shared a relationship for a long time. 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 relationship.

Henry Foots

My 600-lb life Henry Foots wedding

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. Henry also encouraged Lycurgus to undergo weight loss surgery and the couple had 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.

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 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 at the age of 54. The cause of his death was unrelated to neither his weight nor the shuttle bus accident.

Wiki/Bio facts

Full nameHenry Foots
Age54 years old
Date of BirthJuly 17, 1958
Date of DeathMay 16, 2013
Place of BirthHouston, Texas, U.S
ProfessionReality TV star
ParentsAddie Virginia Foots
WifeLycurgus “Kirk” Walker


Robert Buchel, Lisa Fleming, James L.B Bonner are other cast members of My 600-lb life who passed away.


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