Former world’s heaviest man dies on Christmas Day

On Monday May 26th 2014, The Yucatan Times published an article announcing the death of Manuel Uribe, a man from San Nicolás de los Garza, a suburb of Monterrey, Nuevo León, in Northern Mexico, notable for suffering from morbid obesity to one of the greatest extents known in recorded history.

After reaching a peak weight of around 597 kg (1,316 lb) and having been unable to leave his bed since 2001, Uribe lost approximately 181 kg (399 lb) —one third of his body weight— with the help of doctors and nutritionists.

On October 26th, 2008, Uribe —who weighed in at 318 kg (701 lb) after shedding 269 kg (593 lb)— married Claudia Solís, from his bed. He said: “I am proof you can find love in any circumstances.

Uribe was offiicially pronounced dead on Monday May 26th, 2014, in the city of Monterrey, after suffering several cardiac arrhythmias.

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Manuel Uribe and Claudia Solis
Manuel Uribe and Claudia Solis (Photo: Google)

And now, another notoriously obese Mexican, Andrés Moreno Sepúlveda, who was reported to have been the world’s heaviest man at 444 kilos (979 lb),  died on December 25th 2015, inside an ambulance in Ciudad Obregón, Sonora, while he was on his way to a local hospital, after he suffered from a sudden case of peritonitis.

The 38-year-old ex-police officer traveled to Guadalajara in October 2015 for bariatric surgery in which three-quarters of his stomach and part of his small intestine were removed.

Andrés Moreno died in quest for normal life (Photo: Mexico News Daily)

A year ago he weighed 444 kilograms but had lost 100 kilos prior to the surgery, and was expecting to achieve a weight of about 80 kilos, calculated to be his ideal weight.

A family member said Moreno had reached the point where he could bathe without assistance and even walk with support and “was very happy about his outstanding progress.”

For four years prior to the operation he had been confined to a bed.

Moreno had been looking forward to living normally and intended to create a foundation to support people suffering from morbid obesity.


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