Food and Nutrition

World's Fattest Man Ricky Naputi Eats Himself to Death on TLC Reality Show

| by Michael Allen
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Ricky Naputi, who weighed nearly 900 pounds, died in November 2012. His last days were filmed by TLC for a special entitled "900 Pound Man: Race Against Time."

Naputi was bedridden and confined to his home in Guam where he was unable to walk, according to the New York Daily News.

Naputi's wife Cheryl gave him sponge baths and helped him to use the restroom.

Naputi was trying to lose enough weight in order to fly to the U.S. for weight loss surgery.

"The last time I got out and enjoyed myself must have been years. I miss feeling the sun on my face. Miss showering, feeling water run down my body," said Naputi. "I'm willing to try my best. My one goal and my one goal only is to get my life back."

Naputi and  Cheryl met 10 years ago over the phone. Three and a half weeks later, she moved in with him.

"He asked me for my number so he could call me up, so we could talk," recalled Cheryl on the TLC series. "When I went to Ricky's apartment ... he only cracked [the door] about an inch."

Source: New York Daily News