Taxi driver and football fan Barry Austin, who was dubbed the fattest man in Britain by journalists and fans in the past, has died at the age of 53.
Austin, who lived in Birmingham and supported the local football club Birmingham City, became famous throughout the country when Sky One released a documentary about him. The man at one point weighed over 412 kg. He consumed up to 29 thousand calories a day, including drinking up to 12 liters of soda. Austin decided to start the process of losing weight due to health problems, he managed to lose about 120 kg, reducing the daily calorie intake to 1500. In recent years, he suffered from infectious diseases and breathing problems, writes The Sun.
A broken heart is all I can say right now. Find peace in paradise, the big man of my life Barry Austin, - wrote the adopted daughter of the deceased Danny Louise on social networks.
Birmingham City expressed its condolences on Twitter.
Deeply saddened by the news of the passing of our devoted fan. His love for the team was undeniable. Rest in peace, Baz, reads the club's message.
Earlier, Natalya Rudenko, who in the past bore the unofficial title of the fattest woman in Russia, told how she managed to lose 150 kg, NEWS.ru reported.