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Britain's former fattest man, who once weighed 65 stones, has died at the age of 52


Britain's former fattest man, who ate 29,000 calories a day, drank 12 liters of soda a day and weighed 65 stone cubes by the age of 52

  • Barry Austin of Birmingham died yesterday and his family has paid tribute
  • His partner's daughter, Dannie Louise, said she was "absolutely broken".
  • At one point, Mr. Austin was consuming 29,000 calories a day and weighing 65 stone

Britain's former fattest man, who once weighed 65 stones, has died at the age of 52 after suffering from breathing difficulties and infections in recent years.

Barry Austin of Chelmsley Wood, Birmingham, died yesterday, according to the official Birmingham City FC Twitter page, and his family has paid tribute to a "wonderful" man.

His partner's heartbreaking daughter, Dannie Louise, paid tribute to him on Facebook, saying her family "broke down". The cause of Mr. Austin's death is still unknown.

At one point, Mr. Austin was consuming up to 29,000 calories and drinking up to 12 liters of carbonated beverage in a day.

Known for overeating, he once participated in a Sky One documentary, "Inside Britain & # 39; s Fattest Man," which was presented by Richard Hammond.

Barry Austin (pictured) of Chelmsley Wood, Birmingham, died yesterday and his family paid tribute to a “wonderful” man, according to the official Birmingham City FC Twitter page

His broken hearted partner's daughter, Dannie Louise, paid tribute to him on Facebook, writing, “Absolutely heartbroken the only word I can say is how I am feeling right now. Rest in paradise for the great man of my life, my father Barry Grizzly Austin. & # 39; In the picture Mr. Austin

His broken hearted partner's daughter, Dannie Louise, paid tribute to him on Facebook, writing, “Absolutely heartbroken the only word I can say is how I am feeling right now. Rest in paradise for the great man of my life, my father Barry Grizzly Austin. & # 39; In the picture Mr. Austin

He also took part in the ITV comedy drama "The Fattest Man in Britain" starring Timothy Spall and Bobby Ball.

His stepdaughter paid tribute, writing, “Absolutely heartbroken is the only word I can say about how I am feeling right now. Rest in paradise for the great man of my life, my father Barry Grizzly Austin.

“I loved you the way you were and how we treated each other. You were the type of dad who was always there no matter what. We've had our ups and downs, but we can honestly say I never loved you any other way.

“In any case, it will be difficult to deal with the fact that you are no longer there. To see my mother for who she is – terrible. The whole family just collapsed. & # 39;

Barry, who drank up to 40 pints of beer and bottles of liquor in one evening and was known as "Fat Baz," also had a column in a boys' magazine and was often featured on BBC news commenting on current affairs .

The ex-taxi driver reportedly dropped 20 stones in April 2012 as he prepared to marry his then fiancée Debbie Kirby, 50, from Solihull, West Midlands.

At one point, Mr. Austin (pictured) consumed up to 29,000 calories and drank up to 12 liters of carbonated beverage in a day

At one point, Mr. Austin (pictured) consumed up to 29,000 calories and drank up to 12 liters of carbonated beverage in a day

The brummie, who even had his own chair on Birmingham FC's football field in 1997, is now believed to have died from the tributes spread on social media

The brummie, who even had his own chair on Birmingham FC's football field in 1997, is now believed to have died from the tributes spread on social media

After a gastric balloon was attached, the blues aficionado believed his weight had dropped to 40 stones in 2012 and lost his one-time title as Britain's fattest man.

But despite the drastic weight loss, Barry is said to have still suffered serious leg problems and a growth that alone weighed two or three stones.

The brummie, who even had his own chair on Birmingham FC's football field in 1997, is now believed to have died from the tributes spread on social media.

Birmingham City FC wrote: & # 39; We are saddened by the death of lifelong bluenose Barry Austin.

After a gastric balloon was attached, the blues aficionado believed his weight had dropped to 40 stones in 2012 and lost his one-time title as Britain's fattest man

After a gastric balloon was attached, the blues aficionado believed his weight had dropped to 40 stones in 2012 and lost his former title as Britain's fattest man

Known for overeating, he once participated in a Sky One documentary, "Inside Britain & # 39; s Fattest Man," which was presented by Richard Hammond. Pictured at the age of four and weighing seven stones

Known for overeating, he once participated in a Sky One documentary, "Inside Britain & # 39; s Fattest Man," which was presented by Richard Hammond. Pictured at the age of four and weighing seven stones

& # 39; His love for the blues was undeniable. May you rest in peace, Baz. & # 39;

Barry was overtaken as the fattest man in Britain by Paul Mason, who weighed over 70 stones. But Britain's fattest man is now Jason Holton, 30, from Camberley, Surrey.

Jason, who weighs 50 stones, had to be lifted out of his third-floor apartment by the fire department in October 2020 after being trapped indoors for five years.

One City fan wrote: & # 39; RIP big Barry Austin. Sad news for the start of the year. KRO boy, fly up. & # 39;

Wolves' fan twitter page The Wolf Pack greeted him as "a wonderful man with a heart of gold".

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