Larry Myers Jr., known as “Mr. Buttermilk Biscuits” on “My 600-LB. Life”, has died from natural causes, his family confirmed.
Myers, 49, died of a heart attack at his Houston, Texas home on June 17, a family spokesperson tells TMZ.
“It’s with great sorrow that we announce the passing of my dear cousin Larry Myers,” Todd Darrell wrote. “Many of you know him as Mr. Buttermilk Biscuits. If you can help us, we would greatly appreciate it. Larry has fought the good fight. He has overcome some of the biggest challenges he has ever had to face. Rest well, Junior. You will be missed. Thanks and blessings to all. Please keep our family in your prayers.”
Myers’ god-sister Sonya Hines-Hall launched a GoFundMe to raise money for funeral expenses. Myers made headlines after losing 700 pounds in 2016, but he gained it all back before he was cast on “My 600-LB Life.”
“Larry, aka ‘Mr. Buttermilk Biscuits,’ has used his musical talents to bless others since the age of 10,” Hines-Hall wrote in the GFM summary.
“From a small storefront church in his hometown to the big stage of the Apollo theater, Larry always made himself available to sing at special events anytime anyone asked, most of the time free of charge. His struggle with weight gain/loss never dimmed his drive to show love and kindness to all he met. As a family, we want to bring our beloved Larry home one more time so we can lay him to rest with dignity and respect. The cost to do so is more than we can handle, and we are asking for your help. Thank you in advance for your kindness and your support.”
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