Robert Buchel Forked River, NJ – My 600 lb Life Now

Sadly, Robert Buchel passed away on November 15, 2017 after suffering a heart attack.  He was 41.

Robert Buchel from Forked River, New Jersey will appear on episode 8 of My 600 lb Life‘s sixth season.  He weighs 900 pounds and relies on his fiancée, Kathryn Lemanski for everything.

On December 8, 2017, Kathryn posted this adorable pic of her and Robert:

Robert Buchel Kathryn Lemanski My 600 lb Life
Robert Buchel Kathryn Lemanski My 600 lb Life

Robert’s Facebook page explains that he’s from Clifton, New Jersey and he’s still engaged.  He shared a pic of himself and Kathryn on September 25, 2017.  Robert is a serious New York Giants fan.

The image below shows Robert on March 11, 2017, Robert’s birthday.

Robert Buchel Forked River NJ
Robert Buchel Forked River NJ

Robert explains that he’s surprised when he wakes up in the morning.  He expects to die soon because of his weight so he goes to Dr. Nowzaradan.  Robert is one of the heaviest patients to appear on My 600 lb Life.  Usually, Dr. Nowzaradan needs his patients to weigh less than 600 pounds to approve them for weight loss surgery.

Kathryn shared the following pic of her and Robert on July 26, 2017:

Robert Buchel Kathryn Lemanski My 600 lb Life
Robert Buchel Kathryn Lemanski My 600 lb Life

Robert isn’t the heaviest patient to work with Dr. Nowaradan and appear on a TLC series.  Mayara Rosales aka the “Half Ton Killer” weighed 1,100 pounds and many believed that she was the heaviest person in the world.

What did you think about Robert’s episode of My 600 lb Life? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.


By Jason John

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