The Mexican Andres Moreno, c onsidered the most obese man in the world, has died in Ciudad Obregon in the northwestern state of Sonora, just two months after undergoing an operation to lose weight.
He was 38.A message posted by a relative on Moreno’s Facebook page said: “Friends and family, I regret to inform you that Andres Moreno has died, I ask you to pray for him.”
As reported in local media, family members of the deceased said the Sonora native died from a heart attack and problems of peritonitis.
The Mexican, who reached 978 lbs. at his most obese, underwent last Oct. 28 a surgical procedure known as biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch in Guadalajara, Jalisco state, at Arboledas Hospital’s Gastric Bypass Center.
At the time of the operation, the Mexican weighed 711 lbs.On Nov. 25, Moreno had to have an emergency operation to remove a hernia affecting the intestine, Dr. Jose Castañeda told EFE at the time.Doctors removed almost 2 feet, 7 inches of Moreno’s intestine, because the hernia had “strangled” part of that organ, the doctor said.Almost a month after the initial operation that allowed him to take his first steps by himself after many years of depending on other people to move him around and take care of him, Moreno had lost close to 66 lbs. and said it had changed his life.