Sunday, June 21, 2015
After begging for help..Britain's fattest man dies at 33(Photos)
Britain's fattest man, who weighed 65 stone, has tragically died at his home in Kent.Carl Thompson, 33, had been confined to his home for a year, relying on NHS carers to wash and feed him.
After speaking out about his plight last month, the 33-year-old vowed to shed weight in order to stay alive, adding that he had been 'touched' by the outpouring of sympathy and offers of help he'd received in the wake of several media interviews.
Mr Thompson said that he was desperate to change his lifestyle after being warned by doctors that his ill health would kill him.
'Any professional opinion or other knowledge would be great,' he said.
Unable to leave the house to go food shopping, the 33-year-old lived on Chinese takeaways and pizzas that he had delivered to his door.He also claimed to have spent £10 a day on chocolate, relying on state handouts for money.
While Mr Thompson attributed most of his weight gain to the death of his mother, he admitted that he had always 'loved' food.
'I waz only about three or four and no one knew why I did it. I would just eat anything out of thecupboards,' he said.When his mother died of a brain tumour in 2012, he turned to unhealthy food as a means of coping with his grief.
His weight soon doubled from 30stone to 65, leaving him unable to work.
Pictured with his mother in 2012
Culled from Mailonline