World’s fattest man weighing 444.5 kg at his heaviest dies in Mexico
By Khaama Press - Sat Dec 26 2015, 9:38 pm
Andrés Moreno Sepúlveda weighed 70 stone (444.5kgs) at his heaviest, and became internationally renowned. He passed away on the morning of Christmas Day while he was being rushed to hospital from his home in Ciudad Obregón in Sonora, Mexico.
His international fame also encouraged Cristiano Ronaldo, the Real Madrid footballer, to send him a signed shirt in a bid to encourage him in his quest to lose weight.
“I want to thank everyone, especially Ronaldo, for taking interest in my case,” he said, adding that “Sometimes you think that people live in another world way from the people, but that is not the case. I feel as if I have got a Christmas gift before Christmas.”
Moreno had ariatric surgery on October 28, in Guadalajara, Jalisco state, in hopes of shedding the excess weight and leading a normal life.
According to Medical Daily, the surgery involved removing three-fourths of his stomach and reshaping what was left into a tube to “prevent him from eating too much”.
The state news agency Notimex reported that the ex-policeman complained of feeling ill on Christmas Eve despite the surgery was considered a success.
Previously, Manuel Uribe from Mexico was holding the title of fattest man and was given the title of heaviest man alive by Guinness World Record in 2006.