It is with deep sadness that we must report American reality television star, Steven Assanti, formerly of the show “My 600-Pound Life,” has passed away. He was only 34 years old.
Details Of Steven Assanti’s Death
The details of his death, which occurred on November 20, remain undisclosed. His family has not released any statements on the cause of death, kindly asking for privacy.
Family Statement & Legacy
Assanti’s family said in a statement:
“Steven was a kind-hearted and very creative person that was always striving to better himself and make his family proud. He wanted to be remembered for the positive qualities and not his struggles. We ask for peace and kind words during this difficult time. ”
Steven’s Battle With Weight Loss
Steven rose to fame in 2012 when he was featured on “My 600-Pound Life.” At the time, Assanti weighed in at 798 pounds. Steven endured a slow and painful journey of weight loss, shrinking down to 545 pounds. He recorded season 6 of the show in 2018. Despite all the efforts, Steven was still affected by a myriad of associated health issues.
Assanti’s Final Farewell
The last post published on Assanti’s social media accounts was on November 18, only a couple of days before his death. In the post, Steven wrote:
“im trying to stay strong and get through the tough times and come out even stronger than ever. I know I can succeed without unhealthy vices if I can just keep my head on straight. #losersneverquit #nevergiveup #weightlossjourney #takeachance #dontbeafraidtotaketherisk”
Honoring Steven Assanti’s Memory
Steven’s death has left a hostile gap in the hearts of many. His fans and morns all around the world have been sharing their condolences and remembering Steven as a beloved family member. Since his death, hashtags like #RIPStevenAssanti, #RememberStevenA, and #StevenAssanti have begun trending on social media.
Assanti’s family stated that they want to remember him for the positives and not his struggles. We can honor Steven’s memory by doing just that.