The UK’s heaviest man, who weighed 65 stone, has been found dead in his Dover flat.
The fire brigade, police and ambulance personnel took several hours to remove Carl Thompson, 33, from his home. His body was removed using a small crane.
A 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 would be notified, the police spokesman said.
Thompson, 33, had been housebound for over a year after doctors warned he needed to lose 70% of his body weight.
Consuming 10,000 calories every day – four times the usual daily amount for a man – the 33-year-old reportedly spent about £200 a week on takeaways and online food shopping.
Unable to walk or dress himself, Thompson was bathed and cooked for by a team of NHS carers.
The owner of Thompson’s favourite takeaway – who would deliver food to his bedside using a key to his flat – spoke of sending him what may have been his final food order.
Merdad Mohebbi, owner of nearby Q Pizza, told the Sun: “I can’t believe it. He had cut right down on what he was eating. He was only ordering one or two things a day.
“When I took the order he seemed happy enough. He was talking about how he was going to the hospital and they were going to do tests for him. He was full of life.”
Earlier this year the Dover Express had revealed Thompson was the heaviest man in Britain. He told the paper at the time: “I need to lose 45 stone or doctors say I will die.”
Thompson reportedly had five heart attacks in the past year.
He had described how he had developed a bad relationship with food since childhood. He would sneak downstairs at night and raid the kitchen cupboards in his childhood home in Lydden.
“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 told local media.