Carl Thompson dead: Man labelled 'Britain's fattest man' who weighed 65 stone dies aged 33

Thompson had spoken openly about his issues with food

Carl Thompson, who had spoken of his issues with food and the need to lose 45 stone, has died aged 33
Carl Thompson, who had spoken of his issues with food and the need to lose 45 stone, has died aged 33

A 33-year-old man who had been labelled as “Britain’s fattest man” has died at his home in Kent.

Carl Thompson weighed 65 stone and made headlines earlier this year when he was interviewed about his issues with food and his rapid weight gain.

The police, ambulances and fire crews all attended his flat in Dofras Place, Dover on Sunday.

Neighbour Ronald Williams told Kent Online it took several hours for emergency crews to remove Thompson’s body.

A Kent Police spokesman said: “Kent Police was called at 10:38am on 21 June, to a property in Dofras Place, Dover following reports that a man in his 30s had died.

”Officers do not believe the death to be suspicious.

“The coroner will be notified.”

Thompson told ITV’s This Morning that he had been unable to leave his house for 12 months and could not wear any clothes, when he was interviewed earlier this year.

He had spoken openly of his issues with binge eating and that doctors had told him to lose 45 stone or risk death.

The Dover Express reported Thompson had been inundated with support following his media appearances with pledges of help from the public to get to his ideal weight of 20 stone, including a local grandmother who had started cooking Thompson weekly batches of healthy meals.

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