The first transgender star of TLC's My 600- Lb. Life, Destinee LaShaee, has died at the age of 30.
In a Facebook post on Tuesday by the reality star’s brother, Wayne Compton, he confirms that LaShaee, who also used the name Matthew Ventress had passed.
He wrote in a public Facebook post, “No no no I'm sorry bro, I accept you for who you are, I accept every flaw that come with you, I'm sorry you felt alone, I'm sorry you felt you had nobody else to turn too, I'm sorry you felt you had no other option Destiny wouldn't of wanted this, lord why keep taking my siblings away, how much can I take💔💔," Compton wrote.
TLC released a statement
“TLC is saddened to learn of the loss of Destinee Lashae[e], whose weight-loss story was featured on My 600-Lb Life,” in a statement to E! News, TLC said, “Our deepest sympathies go out to Destinee’s family and loved ones at this difficult time.”
Lashae’s untimely death comes at the one-year anniversary of the passing of their other sibling, Destiny.
LaShaee’s untimely death comes at the one-year anniversary of the passing of their other sibling, Destiny. LaShaee was introduced to viewers during the seventh season of My 600- Lb Life. At the time, LaShaee was right under 700 lbs seeking help. The star lost over 500 lbs. by 2021.
“I feel like all I’m constantly doing is trying to escape my depression and pain at this point,” LaShaee explained on the show. “Food is the only thing I can turn to to do that. I can feel it killing me. There is no way I’m going to survive for much longer.”
LaShaee’s last few posts seemed to point towards the grief the reality star dealt with in losing a sibling.
“If I Was Surrounded By All My Tears I’d Be Floating In the Ocean 🌊😭🥺,” the post read.
LaShaee later posted, “To Everyone Who Genuinely Love And Support Me I Love You And I’m Grateful To Have Touched Millions Of Lives And Hearts Around The World.” “My prayer for someone struggling in anyway is That You Keep fighting, Know Your Beautiful your Strong and You Can Do and Be Anything you want and Dream. Dreaming Is Free, Love Is Free And Most Importantly God Is Free,” the post continued. “Living My life with So much pain for so long I’ve come to Realize that God Makes no Mistakes I’m Grateful for my Journey and all I’ve been Through I don’t Regret A Single Moment. Love you All.”
Our thoughts are with LaShaee’s family and loved ones at this time.