My 600-lb Life: Robin’s Sister MeShell Died at 36, Asked For Cremation
On Season 6 of My 600-lb Life, the cameras follow Robin McKinley, a 40-year-old woman of Meade, Kansas who weighs 648 lbs, and is eager to meet bariatric surgeon Dr. Nowzaradan. Robin planned to go on her weight loss journey with Dr. Now with her brother Chris Rogers who is also obese. In January 2017, they lost their sibling, their sister MeShell Rogers Flower to obesity. She died in her home, also in the small town of Meade (population 1,624), at the age of 36. According to her obituary, “As she requested, cremation has taken place.”
Before Robin leaves Kansas for Houston, her brother Chris suffers and survives a heart attack but clearly cannot travel. Chris’ 20-year-old son Garrett Rogers, who already weighs more than 600 lbs., goes in his place. When Dr. Now meets the family, he doesn’t mince words when he sees Garrett. He warns the young man, “You’re going to be the world’s heaviest person if something doesn’t change.”
Just two months prior to MeShell’s death, MeShell posted a photo of herself with a “hope” ribbon shaved on the back of her head with the caption: “The ribbon was done for my sister, stay strong sissy love you.”
The day after MeShell’s death, Robin posted a photo of the tattoo she got with her late sister. On her left shoulder it reads “…Forever Friends”. MeShell’s tattoo read “Always Sisters…”. My 600-lb. Life airs Wednesdays at 8 pm on TLC.