Missouri man whose weight loss journey inspired millions dies at 40

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ST. LOUIS,MO (KTVI)- "Get up, get out and do something."

A north county man whose weight loss story inspired millions to get healthy has passed away. With the help of his two friends, Larry Evans went from weighing 823 pounds to an astonishing 587 pounds over a two-year-period. Avoiding gimmicks, surgeries or diets, Larry dropped his weight by exercising and changing his diet.

Family and friends confirmed Evans had been battling pneumonia.

"Through all of the challenges, he was determined to not give up. Larry is in heaven now, with the same mission. He is resting in peace, spending time with family and friends."

Although Larry's journey was not without struggle, his story touched thousands of lives.  Gold's Gym even gave him free access to their facility!

One of his Facebook videos had more than 27,837,900 views!


A Go Fund Me account has been set up by Larry's trainer and best friend, Chris Booth. The mission is to aid in helping with the Celebration of Life expenses. Chris ensures that the Team Larry Evans Legacy will continue on this earth.

Larry was 40-years-old.

#TeamLarry #ShrinkObesity

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