The NJ star of ‘My 600-lb. Life ‘dies after pursuing TLC show

An Ocean County native whose amazing weight loss journey was featured on the TLC reality show “My 600-lb.” Life “passed away last week while surrounded by his family at home.

Gina Marie Krasley was only 30 when she died on August 1. The cause of death has not been made public.

Prior to his death, Krasley was among 10 plaintiffs suing the TLC show’s production company for emotional distress they claimed was caused by the lengthy cable show.

Krasley and his family participated in the program last year. During her segment, Krasley discussed how her abusive childhood led her to drown her issues in calories, eventually becoming immobilized by her weight and straining her marriage.

“If I don’t do anything now, it will get worse and I will die,” she says in the episode.

The program shows Krasley planted on a couch as she consumes many portions of fatty takeout.

According to New York Post and Starcasm reports about the lawsuit, Krasley alleged that the show’s producers encouraged her to stuff her face on camera in order to create a false narrative that she was unable to control his diet in order to sustain a successful weight. loss surgery

The lawsuits claim that the production company failed to provide the adequate mental health counseling and testing needed by people on extreme diets.

In a statement shared on Twitter, TLC said it was “deeply saddened by the loss of Gina Krasley, who shared her weight loss journey on My 600lb Life. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family during these difficult times. . “

Gina Marie Krasley in her obituary photo shared by Maxwell Funeral Home in Little Egg Harbor

On her YouTube page in March, Krasley said she peaked at 700 pounds but reduced her weight to 400 pounds.

“Never lose faith,” she said in a video. “The best thing to do is believe in yourself and I did. I finally believed in myself.

Krasley’s video offers advice on the rocky road to success.

“Things take time and if you believe in yourself and keep going, that’s what matters,” she says. “I did it just for myself and I did it on my own.”

Gina Marie Krasley, right, in a TikTok video she inspired.

Krasley’s obituary does not mention the TLC show, but did point out that she started the ‘dance has no size limit’ trend on TikTok.

“She dreamed of one day opening a dance studio for children with special needs,” says her obituary.

@ itsjosephinebitchesxo ## duo with @ ginamarie_0109 ## foroyoupage ## hatersgonna ## biggirlsarebeautiful ## dancinghasnosizelimit ♬ original sound – Gina

Krasley was a resident of Tuckerton and had lived in Forked River and Barnegat.

She is survived by her wife Elizabeth Krasley and her mother, sister, brother-in-law and three grandparents. The services were on Sunday.

Sergio Bichao is the digital editor of New Jersey 101.5. You can contact him at [email protected]

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