Bernie McGee, Star of the TLC Reality Series Seeking Sister Wife died of heat stroke and heart attack. He was 41 years old.
"After losing husband and dad Bernie McGee, our heart goes to the McGee family," TLC wrote in an online tribute on Monday. "Our thoughts are with them at this difficult time."
[McGee is shown above with his wife]
According to his wife Paige McGee, Bernie was riding a bike when he called and said that he did not feel well. He was taken to St. Dominic Hospital, Jackson, Mississippi, where he died on Saturday, June 15.
On June 16, a GoFundMe site was set up to help the family after Bernie's sudden death.
Recently the family lost everything in a house fire: "They were just starting to bring everything together again. Unfortunately, they had the worst sudden devastation that shocked many. "
Bernie is survived by his wife and four children.
Bernie and Paige practiced polygamy and joined Seeking Sister Wife to document their search for a second wife to be included in her family.
The series follows four plural families that are at various stages of seeking, dating, or bringing a new sister to life. It premiered in 201