Famous TV Star Found Dead in Ditch, According to Police; Requesting Prayers

August 08, 2018

There are millions of people that enjoy a good reality television show. It provides a great deal of entertainment for some, especially after a long day.

Reality shows could include, game shows, celebrity drama, or following a unique family. However, for some stars being on these shows can come with an enormous amount of stress.

There are hundreds of expectations when it comes to being a reality TV star. And at times, for some stars, it can be too much. Sadly, one reality star was found dead, according to police.

On Thursday, August 2, the Lexington County Sheriff's Department was called to a residence in South Carolina at 7:45 a.m. The reality star was found in a ditch with a gunshot wound, according to police.

The Lexington County police went to the residence for a welfare check, but it was then they found a dead body. The EMS and other officials were called to the scene.

James "L.B." Bonner was a star on the TLC series, "My 600-lb Life," and was reported dead at the scene. He was 30 years old.


“As we await information from the coroner’s report on Mr. Bonner’s death, we are not seeking any persons of interest or suspects as part of our continuing work on the case,” the Lexington’s Public Information Officer told PageSix.


Bonner was an amputee due to an ATV accident and had struggled with his weight for quite some time. He even had a battle with alcohol throughout his life. He decided to go on the show to get healthy and change his bad habits. During filming, he underwent a gastric bypass surgery.

The day he died he wrote on his Facebook page thanking "everyone who has shown me love and support throughout my journey," according to PageSix.


“I’ve realized a few things over the last few days and its time that, I face my demons head on.. No matter what you change or the efforts you put forth in life, sometimes you just have to take it on the chin and deal with things your own way…Again, thank y’all so much…” according to his Facebook page, which is now not accessible.

“Please don’t ever let people you care about not know how you feel….” he concluded.

Will you join us in praying for his family as they go through this tragic time?