Former World’s Heaviest Man Manuel Uribe Dies at 48 After Being Confined to His Bed for Years

Manuel Uribe, who once listed as the world’s heaviest human, died at the age of 48 on Monday (May 26, 2014). The Mexican man passed away after being taken to the hospital because of an abnormal heartbeat earlier this month. The cause of death hasn’t been revealed yet. However, Manuel Uribe was believed to have suffered from liver problems in addition to the cardiac condition.

The former world’s heaviest man was a chubby kid, weighing over 250 pounds and his weight got out of hand starting in 1992. He had been unable to walk since 2002, relying on his mother and friends to feed and clean him. In 2008, Manuel Uribe tied the knot with his girlfriend Claudia Solis, who later helped him lose weight. The wedding was one of the few times he left his home in recent years.

Manuel Uribe, who earned the Guinness world record as the world’s heaviest man in 2006, died at the age of 48 on Monday (May 26, 2014). The Mexican man had slimmed down to about 867 pounds by the time he passed away. (Photo credit: TOMAS BRAVO/REUTERS)

Manuel Uribe was taken to the hospital and transported with a crane by emergency and civil defense workers from his home in San Nicolas de los Garza on May 2, 2014.

The 48-year-old man got married his girlfriend Claudia Solis in 2008. He had been married prior to Solis, when he weighed 280 pounds.

Although Manuel Uribe lost more than 550 pounds following years of diet, exercise and medical care, he was taken to his wedding in a crane and remained in his custom-made bed. (Photo credit: AFP)

Manuel Uribe, known as Meme to his friends, weighed more than 250 pounds (115 kilograms) as an adolescent. He died after being confined to his bed in Monterrey for years. Doctors have not yet certified the cause of death. (Photo credit: AP)

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