World’s most obese man, Andres Moreno, dies of heart attack aged 38

Andres Moreno died as he was being rushed to hospital after having difficulty breathing

Shehab Khan
Saturday 26 December 2015 18:30
Andres Moreno is considered to be the world's most obese man
Andres Moreno is considered to be the world's most obese man

The world’s fattest man, 38-year-old Andres Moreno died of a heart attack on Christmas Day.

Mr Moreno suffered a fatal heart attack as he was being rushed to hospital from his home in Ciudad Obregón in Sonora, Mexico.

Mr Moreno, who weighed 980 pounds (445 kilograms at his heaviest,) was having difficulty in breathing when Family members decided to have him taken to the hospital in an ambulance.

Footballer Cristiano Ronaldo reduced Mr Moreno to tears when he sent him a signed Real Madrid shirt in a bid to encourage him to lose weight and get healthy.

The signed shirt was sent to Mr Moreno shortly after he lost a staggering 266lbs naturally, according to Metro.

The news of Mr Moreno's death comes only two months after he received extreme weight loss surgery.

The surgery involved removing three quarters of his stomach and reshaping what was left into a tube to “prevent him from eating too much”, the Medical Daily reported.

Register for free to continue reading

Registration is a free and easy way to support our truly independent journalism

By registering, you will also enjoy limited access to Premium articles, exclusive newsletters, commenting, and virtual events with our leading journalists

Already have an account? sign in

By clicking ‘Register’ you confirm that your data has been entered correctly and you have read and agree to our Terms of use, Cookie policy and Privacy notice.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy policy and Terms of service apply.

Join our new commenting forum

Join thought-provoking conversations, follow other Independent readers and see their replies


Thank you for registering

Please refresh the page or navigate to another page on the site to be automatically logged inPlease refresh your browser to be logged in