Heartbreaking Details Emerge After Tammy Slaton’s Husband Caleb Willingham Was Found Dead

Heartbreaking details have emerged following the tragic death of Tammy Slaton's husband, Caleb Willingham. 
Credit: @queentammy86/Instagram

Heartbreaking details have emerged following the tragic death of Tammy Slaton’s husband, Caleb Willingham. 

1000-Ib Sisters is a reality TV show that follows the weight loss journeys of sisters Tammy and Amy Slaton.

Viewers were introduced to Tammy’s husband Caleb Willingham in season four – whom she met while attending a rehabilitation facility in Ohio, where they both received treatment for obesity.

Tragically, it was announced last year that Willingham had died aged 40 and now information regarding his passing has been disclosed.

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According to a report obtained by RadarOnline – from the Gibsonburg Police Department – officers and paramedics responded to a report of an unresponsive person at the Windsor Lane facility.

A responding officer reportedly stood guard outside his room until the forensic investigator showed up.

Responders were apparently unable to contact Willingham’s doctor, who may have been able to provide crucial details about any pre-existing conditions that could have contributed to his sudden death.

After performing ‘life-saving measures with unsuccessful results’, the TLC star was pronounced dead.

“The death was then turned over to the Sandusky County Coroner Office due to the EMS Captain being unable to make contact with the patient’s personal physician,” the police report stated.

“This Officer was advised that [a forensic] investigator would be responding. The officer remained at the door of the room to ensure the scene was secure until [the] investigator arrived.”

Caleb Willingham and Tammy Slaton.
Tammy Slaton’s husband, Caleb Willingham, passed away last year. Credit: @queentammy86/Instagram

Despite the forensic investigator determining that Willingham’s death was ‘natural’ due to a ‘medical issue’, his body was sent to the coroner’s office for an autopsy.

A rep for the medical examiner tells RadarOnline that the autopsy is complete, but that they are waiting for the results of toxicology tests to determine the exact cause of the death.

“Medical staff were on-scene with the patient when he became unresponsive,” the police report stated.

“During this Officer’s involvement with the incident, there were no indications of any criminal activity. This death investigation is concluded by this department.”


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Slaton paid tribute to her ‘best friend’ at the time of Willingham’s passing.

She told People: “I am devastated to share the news of my husband’s passing. He was my best friend and I loved him dearly.

“When I met Caleb he became my guardian angel and now he really is watching over me.

“Our families appreciate everyone’s sympathy and ask that you respect our privacy at this time.”

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The pair fell in love in 2022 and shortly after, they made their relationship official through marriage.

However, their romance was short-lived, as they decided to split just a few months later.

According to The Hollywood Gossip, Willingham announced the news and that it was Slaton’s choice to end it.

In a now-deleted Facebook post, he reportedly wrote: “We are married by paper only right now. [It was] her decision, not mine. It was more than that.

“I’m hurt, mad, confused and alone even with others around.

“Thank you for your love, prayer and support.”

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Written by Rosario Monachino

Rosario is a content editor at IGV who specialises in film, TV and entertainment news. He has a degree in English and Film from the University of Salford and a masters in Journalism from Liverpool John Moores University.