Monday, May 26, 2014

Memorial Day

Today is the day we honor those who gave their lives to make our great nation what it is today.

Mexico, too:

Manuel Uribe, Once World's Heaviest Man, Dies at 48

Manuel Uribe had slimmed down to about 867 pounds (394 kilograms), well below his then-record peak weight of 1,230 pounds (560 kilograms), which was certified in 2006 as a Guinness World Record.

Uribe had been confined to his bed in Monterrey for years, unable to walk on his own.

The official, who was not authorized to be quoted by name, said Uribe had been taken to the hospital on May 2 because of an abnormal heartbeat. He had to be taken to the hospital with a crane by emergency and civil defense workers. 

Doctors have not yet certified the cause of death. In addition to the cardiac condition, Uribe was also believed to have suffered from liver problems.

Amazingly, this is not the first time this blog has covered the death from heart problems of a late 40s, half-ton Mexican. If you spend enough time in this country, you see everything twice.

We will of course be sending a delegation of pallbearers. Previous Uribe coverage here, here, here, and here.

1 comment:

Charles Pergiel said...

If this was in the USA, the family could sue those who were feeding this guy for wrongful death. Shoot, just because it's in Mexico shouldn't stop them. If it was his family that was feeding him, well, that might put a crimp in the case. Unless he wasn't eating anything and was just making fat out of thin air, you know, like plants do.