Miss Ahmed Abd El Aty, a 37-year-old Egyptian woman believed to be ‘the heaviest in the world’, has died in a hospital in the United Arab Emirates.
London Daily Mail quoted Doctors at Burjeel Hospital in Abu Dhabi as confirming that the super heavy woman died from complications from her weight, including heart disease and kidney dysfunction early Monday morning.
Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty, from Alexandria, Egypt, weighed 1,100lbs before her surgery.
She had not left her bed since her pre-teens and had to be flown to India from Egypt on a specially-modified cargo plane.
She was later taken to the UAE hospital for surgery.
At the Dubai hospital, she was to reduce her weight by over 220 pounds in order to fit onto the operating table.
Afterwards, she successfully underwent a gastric sleeve surgery and was reported in April to have lost 660 lbs – more than half of her bodyweight before her death.
While doctors said her unusual weight was due to a thyroid condition, her family claimed she suffered from elephantitis, a parasitic infection which causes extreme swelling in a person’s limbs and arms.
Daily Mail said the deceased woman has been heavy all her life, even as a baby and by the time she was 11 she was too heavy to walk, and had to crawl to get around.