Gina Marie Krasley, known from a 2020 episode of the TLC reality show “My 600-lb Life,” died Sunday at her home in Tuckerton, New Jersey, surrounded by family, according to her obituary. She was 30 years old.
In the eighth season episode of “My 600-lb Life”, Krasley revealed that her struggles with her weight began when she was a child when she faced physical and verbal abuse from her father by resorting to food for comfort. The episode also followed her relationship with her wife Beth hers and the strain her health placed on the couple’s home life.
After appearing on the show, Krasley remained in the public eye through social media. As noted in her obituary, dance was one of her lifelong passions. One of her goals in her life was to open a dance studio for children with special needs. Meanwhile, she used TikTok to share her dance and choreography with others.
She started a trend on TikTok by promoting the idea that “dancing has no size limit,” inviting other plus-size people to find confidence by dancing in front of others. Many women shared Krasley’s videos, along with videos of themselves dancing. She appeared in the 1998 Matt Mulhern film “Walking to the Waterline” and preferred to spend her spare time in the company of her family.
Gina Marie Krasley Age
Gina Marie Krasley was 30 years old.
She is survived by her mother, Cathy Devereux; her wife of six years, Elizabeth Krasley; her sister, Ali Samuels; her brother-in-law, Keith; grandmother Stella Perullo, grandparents Michael and Annette Tubito, and many aunts, uncles, and cousins; her dog Bubba hers; and her cat Daisy.
Gina Marie Krasley My 600-lb Life’ star Dead
Gina Krasley, known to viewers as the new star of TLC’s “My 600-lb Life,” has passed away. She was 30 years old. Her official cause of death has not been announced, but she passed away Sunday at her home in Tuckerton, New Jersey, “surrounded by her loving family” at the time, according to her obituary.
Krasley joined the TLC series in 2020, which chronicles the lives of obese people undergoing gastric bypass surgeries, and appeared in an episode titled “Time Runs Ours for Gina,” which has nearly 1 million views on YouTube. . My life has been difficult, “Krasley admitted in the harrowing intro to the clip.” … I always felt all my life as if I had been pushed under the rug. ”
Recently, she had posted videos on social media about health issues that had rendered her immobile with severe pain in her limbs. “” I remember what made me forget that the pain of being abandoned was eating, and by the time she was 10, she already weighed over 150 pounds, “Krasley once said on TLC.
At 14, she weighed over 300 pounds, yet she continued to turn to food as an “escape,” she said. “As I got closer to 500 pounds, things started to get harder to do. She was a lifelong resident of Ocean County, having resided in Forked River, Barnegat and Tuckerton for the past six years.
“Her greatest passion was dancing, and while she was growing up she would invent dances with her sister and the neighborhood children,” according to the statement from her family. She started the TikTok trend “dance has no size limit” and “dreamed of one day opening a dance studio for children with special needs.”
In addition to her stint on reality TV, she appeared in a small role in the 1998 independent film “Walking to the Waterline” and “enjoyed playing video games and spending time with her family.” In an omission perhaps too glaring to be an oversight, Krasley’s candid obituary did not mention her recent appearance in “My 600-lb Life,” which some critics have accused of exploiting the struggles of obese people.
When The Post reached out to The Post for comment, representatives of the show directed us to a tweet: “TLC was deeply saddened by the loss of Gina Krasley, who shared her weight loss journey on ‘My 600-lb Life.’ . Our thoughts and prayers are with her family at this difficult time. ”
Gina was preceded in death by her father, Anthony Snyder, and her grandfather, Angelo Perullo, according to her obituary.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, August 8 from 10 a.m. at 1 p.m. at Maxwell Funeral Home 160 Mathistown Rd., Little Egg Harbor, NJ. The family requests that attendees wear pink or purple, which were Gina’s favorite colors. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to mental health charities of her choice.