Manuel Uribe was admitted to hospital with an abnormal heartbeat but despite the work of doctors died in hospital today.
A Mexican once considered the world’s fattest man has died at the age of 48.
Manuel Uribe, 48, was admitted to hospital a few days ago following an abnormal heartbeat.
Despite the work of doctors, he died today at Hospital Universitario in Monterrey.
Meme – as he was known to family and friends – was once the heaviest man in the world, weighing an incredible 88 stone.
His enormous weight led to him receiving a Guinness World Record . However, he suffered a number of health complications and was left bedridden for the past nine years.
Meme managed to shed some weight and slimmed down to about 62 stone . In 2008, he married Claudia Solis.
His death was confirmed by local health officials and doctors have not yet certified the cause.