Saturday, 25 May 2013

Photos: Tragic end for the world's fattest man who ate himself to death

Ricky Naputi was so heavy he hadn't leave his home on the Pacific Island of Guam for five years. A TV crew followed Ricky's battle to slim down so he could travel to the United States to undergo life-saving surgery. But he ran out of time and died at the age of 39 - before footage of his plight could be aired. Ricky was married for 10 years, but Ricky's size meant they could never consummate the relationship.

Instead, his devoted spouse spent her days bathing and feeding him and even helping him go to the toilet. She described her role as "taking care of an overgrown baby".

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