|Carl Thompson, Britain's fattest man who weighed 65 stone, has died at the age of 33 in his home in Kent|
After speaking out about his plight last month, the 33-year-old vowed to shed weight in order to stay alive, adding that he had been 'touched' by the outpouring of sympathy and offers of help he'd received in the wake of several media interviews. Mr Thompson said that he was desperate to change his lifestyle after being warned by doctors that his ill health would kill him.
'Any professional opinion or other knowledge would be great,' he said.
|The 33-year-old had become confined to his home in Dover, relying on NHS carers to cook his food and bathe him|
|Mr Thompson attributed his weight gain to the death of his mother in 2012. They are pictured together, above, when he was a teenager|
The 33-year-old said he had always had a problem with food and was seen raiding his neighbours' fridges as a toddler. He is seen above aged around three (right) and at a healthier weight aged around 10 (left)
While Mr Thompson attributed most of his weight gain to the death of his mother, he admitted that he had always 'loved' food. 'I was only about three or four and no one knew why I did it. I would just eat anything out of the cupboards,' he said. When his mother died of a brain tumour in 2012, he turned to unhealthy food as a means of coping with his grief.
His weight soon doubled from 30stone to 65, leaving him unable to work. Mr Thompson spent the last few years in and out of hospital, where he was treated for a range of ailments including septicemia.
- Daily Mail