Manuel Uribe

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Onetime Heaviest Guy in World Dies at 48

He had slimmed down to 867 pounds in recent years

(Newser) - Slimming down didn't lead to longevity for Manuel Uribe: The Mexican, who topped the scales at 1,230 pounds in 2006 when he was the world's heaviest man, has died at the age of 48, the AP reports. He had slimmed down to around 867 pounds in recent... More »

World's Heaviest Groom Weds

Half-ton man goes to wedding on flatbed

(Newser) - The world's heaviest man was married yesterday in a bizarre wedding ceremony in Mexico that required a crane to transport him to him to the nuptials. Manuel Uribe, 47, was driven to the ceremony on the back of a flatbed truck, decorated in white, still resting in the bed he... More »

Half-Ton Mexican Man Dies After Pleading For Help

Man had gone on TV to ask nation for assistance in solving his weight problem

(Newser) - A bedridden 990-pound man who had appealed on Mexican television for help tackling his weight problem has died of heart failure, AP reports. Emergency officials had to knock down Jose Luis Garza's bedroom wall and hoist him onto the back of a friend's pickup truck to take him to the... More »

World's Most Obese Man to Wed

Fianceé helped Uribe trim 550 lbs. off record weight of 1,230

(Newser) - Manuel Uribe, once the world's heaviest man, is being swept away to the chapel—quite literally. The 43-year-old will be towed through the streets to his Oct. 26 wedding in Monterrey, Mexico, on a customized bed, reports the AP. More »

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