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World's Fattest Man, Andres Moreno, Dies Of Heart Attack On Christmas Day

26/12/2015 14:08 GMT | Updated 26/12/2015 14:59 GMT

The person who held the record for being the world's fattest man has died in Mexico City after suffering a heart attack on Christmas Day.

38-year-old Andres Moreno had received extreme weight loss surgery just two months prior to the tragic incident.

His family confirmed that peritonitis and inflammation of the abdominal lining caused him to pass away in the early hours of the morning.

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The world's fattest man has died

Moreno — who at one time tipped the scales at 450 kilos — had bariatric surgery on October 28, in Guadalajara, Jalisco state, in hopes of shedding the excess weight and leading a normal life, Xinhua news agency reported.

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

While the operation was considered a success, the ex-policeman complained of feeling ill on Christmas Eve.

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Early on Christmas Day, he was having difficulty in breathing and family members decided to have him taken to the hospital in an ambulance and he died on the way.

Moreno had previously been contacted by football superstar Cristiano Ronaldo.

The footballer reportedly reduced him to tears by sending him a signed Real Madrid shirt in a bid to encourage him to lose weight and get healthy.