Britain’ fattest man – who weighed 65 stone aged 33 – was found dead just hours after ordering apple crumble and ice cream from his favourite takeaway.
Emergency services needed several hours to remove Carl Thompson from his home yesterday morning, using a small crane to carry his body out via an upstairs balcony and closing the road outside.
The 33-year-old, from Dover, had been housebound for more than a year after doctors warned he needed to lose 70 per cent of his body-weight to survive.
Last night the owner of his 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.
In the weeks before he died their best customer had been reducing the number of dishes he bought to lose weight.
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.’
Last month Mr Thompson appeared on This Morning and begged for help to lose weight, saying he wanted to do it naturally rather than using a gastric band.
When his mother died of a brain tumour in 2012, Mr Thompson turned to junk food as a means of coping with his grief – despite already being obese.
His weight went from 30 stone to 65 in three years, leaving him unable to care for himself.
Consuming a staggering 10,000 calories every day – four times the usual daily amount for a man – Mr Thompson binged on Chinese takeaways and pizzas he had delivered to his door and claimed to have spent £10 a day on chocolate – relying on state handouts for money.
Unable to walk or even dress himself, he was bathed and cooked for by a team of NHS carers.
Living off incapacity benefits and disability allowances, he had not worked since the age of 17 and spent roughly £200 a week on takeaways and online food shopping. Daily Mail