Remembering Larry Myers Jr.: The Inspiring Journey of Mr. Buttermilk Biscuits

Step into the remarkable life of Larry Myers Jr., fondly remembered as Mr. Buttermilk Biscuits. Larry’s life was a journey of courage and change that touched many hearts. Born in Yonkers, NY, he faced big health challenges. But Larry decided to make a change and shared his story on “My 600-lb Life” Season 10.

Why did Larry want to change his life? How did his story help others who watched him on the show? And how did his love for music help him heal? As we remember Larry, we see how he fought hard to get better. Even though Larry is no longer with us, his story shows us the strength of hope and how we can all overcome tough times.

Larry Myers Jr.

Early Struggles and Tipping Point

Larry Myers Jr. was born in Yonkers, NY, on June 10, 1975, to parents Larry Myers Sr. and Linda. His father worked at the local sugar factory, while his mother was a homemaker.

During his childhood, Larry enjoyed an upbringing alongside his two sisters, with no weight-related concerns. However, as a teenager, his relationship with food became a source of comfort and a means to cope with the stresses of life.

The indulgence in food was not unique to Larry; it was a family affair. His mother, Linda, also grappled with weight issues, a battle she ultimately lost at a young age. Tragedy struck again when one of Larry’s sisters followed the same fate. His father, also grappling with excess weight, tipped the scales at over 300 pounds, facing his own set of health challenges.

As Larry’s weight soared, his world shrank. Exercise was a foreign concept, and social interactions dwindled. His bedroom in his parents’ Yonkers home became his refuge and prison. The walls that once heard the laughter of a carefree boy now echoed the silence of isolation.

It wasn’t until the loss of his mother in 2005 that Larry’s reality came crashing down. Following her death, Larry slipped into a coma, requiring emergency responders to navigate the challenge of transporting his large frame to the hospital.

Emerging from a coma after 12 days, Larry was confronted with a critical choice: continue down a path of self-destruction or seize control of his life. Opting for the latter, he embarked on a journey of weight loss.

Despite initial setbacks from referrals to weight-loss experts, Larry remained undeterred. Taking matters into his own hands, he implemented strict dietary changes and exercise routines from the confines of his bed, marking the initial steps toward his transformation.

Conquering Addiction and Rehabilitation

In 2006, he sought help at the Dutchess Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare, embarking on a journey to overcome his addiction to food. He was there for two and a half years.

In 2011, he relocated to Albany to be closer to his doctors at Albany Med. He managed to shed an impressive 200 pounds, a significant milestone on his path to better health. This progress paved the way for life-changing gastric bypass surgery in 2013, marking a turning point in Larry’s battle against obesity.

Following his weight loss surgery, Larry faced new challenges, including excess skin above 80 lbs that required subsequent surgeries to remove. Despite the physical discomfort and obstacles, Larry remained steadfast in his commitment to his well-being.

In Feb 2015 his weight was 305 lbs which meant he had lost over 600 lbs and achieved one-third of his starting weight of 940 pounds.

In 2016, Larry’s weight had dropped to 276 lbs, and he remained in Albany, sharing his inspiring story with others. Engaging in speaking engagements and authoring a book titled “Behind Closed Doors,” he drew from his own experiences to motivate others on their paths to wellness.

My 600 lb life

Season 10, Episode 13 of “My 600-lb Life” introduced viewers to Larry Myers Jr., a man whose journey was defined by remarkable challenges and an unyielding spirit. This marked Larry’s second attempt at undergoing a bariatric procedure, having previously achieved 276 pounds in 2016. However, setbacks ensued when Larry regained 200 pounds. Falling into depression, he found himself slipping back into his old habits. He gained over 500 pounds in subsequent years.

At 45 years old, Larry weighed over 900 pounds when he appeared on the show. His excessive weight led to severe physical discomfort, particularly in his right leg, knees, thighs, and back, making walking and navigating his home excruciating. He leaned heavily on his caregiver, Mr. Lawrence, for assistance with daily activities.

One of Larry’s most daunting obstacles was maintaining personal hygiene. He described the painstaking efforts required to ensure cleanliness, resorting to using bleach on his body to feel truly clean. Despite these physical limitations, Larry found solace in cooking and singing

In pursuit of a second chance at reclaiming his health, Larry turned to the expertise of Dr. Younan Nowzaradan. The road to another surgery was fraught with challenges, as Larry’s weight had escalated to a point where initial approval for the procedure seemed out of reach. The show documented his commitment to a strict diet and exercise regimen, showcasing his relentless pursuit of meeting Dr. Nowzaradan’s criteria.

Life Beyond Camera & Further Updates on Larry Myers Jr.

In March 2022, Larry Myers Jr. gave a heartfelt interview on the Rick Smiley Morning Show. He discussed his personal battle with weight and his journey towards recovery. Residing in Houston, Larry remained hopeful, attributing his resilience to his faith.

He had achieved significant progress, losing over 100 pounds, which led to the possibility of another bariatric surgery. Larry was also looking forward to his marriage, saying,

“I’m gonna be having surgery soon, and getting my life back together, because Larry and Pimp are getting married.”

He spoke highly of his surgeon, Dr. Younan Nowzaradan, for his straightforward and effective approach, stating,

“I love Dr. Now; he’s a no-nonsense man. I actually see him this afternoon.”

Larry also mentioned that he continues to sing, despite people focusing on his older YouTube videos:

“I’m still singing. If people can stop leaving me alone with those YouTube videos, the old 15-year-old videos, ah, you already know that ain’t gonna stop, yeah.”

Additionally, he shared news about his upcoming gospel single, expressing his thanks through its title:

“I got a single coming out; it’s titled ‘Lord, I Thank You.’”


Larry Myers Jr. passed away on June 13, 2023, due to a heart attack in Texas. He was laid to rest in New York, surrounded by family and friends. A GoFundMe page was organized to raise funds for Larry Myers’s funeral service, which successfully collected $4,490. Expressing gratitude for the support, the page stated,

“To all our donors and supporters we truly thank you for your prayers as well as your variety of donations♥️ Because of your outpour of love his father Larry Myers Sr. was able to say goodbye to his 1 and only son in person. “I will never be able to repay or thank you enough for making this possible” are his exact words. May God bless all who supported us and may He pour into you and all connected to you exponentially.”

Wiki/Bio facts of Larry Myers Jr.

Full NameLarry Myers Jr.
NicknameMr. Buttermilk Biscuits
BirthdateJune 10, 1975
BirthplaceYonkers, NY
Passed AwayJune 13, 2023
Age at Passing48 years old
Known ForAppearing on “My 600-lb Life” Season 10
Episode Title“Larry’s Journey”
Weight Before Show940 pounds
Weight Loss JourneyUnderwent gastric-bypass surgery, Excessive Skin Removal Surgery
Weight in 2015305 pounds
Weight in 2016276 pounds
Musical TalentAspiring gospel singer
Viral MomentSinging about buttermilk biscuits
Health StrugglesDepression, weight gain
Inspirational TurnLost weight, became motivational speaker
LegacyRemembered for kindness and musical contributions
ParentsLarry Myers Sr. (Father), Linda Myers (Mother)
Siblings2 Names undisclosed
Zodiac SignGemini
Hair ColorDark
Eye ColorBrown
Marital StatusUnmarried
Net WorthUnknown

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