When Henry Foots sought out Dr. Now’s help, he was 47 years old and weighed 715 pounds, the heaviest patient in season 1. The first season of “My 600-lb Life” depicted seven years (2004-2011) in the lives of four patients, unlike later seasons, which only included the first year of multiple patient travel. For Foots, his weight loss history included several major obstacles along the way, including flatlining during surgery before being resuscitated. The horrific experience left Foots shaken, but more determined than ever to regain his life. At the conclusion of his episode, Foots revealed a remarkable weight loss of 440 pounds (via Starcasm).
Free from the restrictions of his weight, Foots returned to work as a shuttle bus driver in 2012. A few months later, Foots experienced what police called a “medical episode” that resulted in him losing control of his bus, which then hit and killed one. 43-year-old woman (via Click on the 2Houston-associated entry). Foots then died in May 2013. The exact cause of death remains unknown, although reports say his death was not related to his weight or bus accident in 2012. Henry Foots was the first “My 600-lb Life” alum to die. Since his death, seven other highlighted patients have died.