One of world’s fattest men found dead at home after being trapped for five years: 44 stone Russian vowed to start soup diet… a day before heart attack
- Leonid Andreev, 60, from Russia weighed more than three baby elephants
One of the fattest men in the world has been found dead in his home just days after he vowed to shed the weight.
Leonid Andreev, 60, weighed more than three baby elephants and had been trapped in his own home for five years.
The 44-stone man was found at home in the village of Armizonskoye, Russia, only a day day after he told local media how he was planning a new life of losing weight and moving apartments.
But on November 17, he was found dead in his home after reportedly suffering from a heart attack.
He said he planned to start a new diet with just a cup of light soup for lunch.
Leonid Andreev, 60, (pictured) weighed more than three baby elephants and lived a reclusive life
The 60-year-old was married and divorced twice and had no children. He relied on neighbours to clean his house
Andreev also shocked reporters revealing that he used to be an athlete and weighed just 11 stone
It came after a doctor warned him he had to lose at least seven stone in order to live normally again.
Andreev said: ‘I tried to lose at least a little weight – I ate less and did not indulge in flour products.’
The 60-year-old was married and divorced twice and had no children.
He also shocked reporters by revealing that he used to be an athlete and weighed just 11 stone.
Tragically, just ten years ago Andreev was a hunter who ran his own farm and took part in harvesting the crops.
Andreev said his weight problems began when he left a career in the army and in just three months, his weight nearly doubled to 16 stone and never stopped rising.
His weight gain was caused by a metabolic disorder and five years ago his size was so much that he had to quit work.
Andreev said his weight problems began when he left a career in the army and in just three months, his weight nearly doubled to 16 stone and never stopped rising
At one point, Andreev’s blood pressure soared so high that he called for an ambulance
Then he began his reclusive life on the sofa where he lived and slept on his sofa while watching TV all day while his neighbours helped clean and take care of his house.
At one point, Andreev’s blood pressure soared so high that he called for an ambulance.
However, after controlling his symptoms, paramedics refused further aid because of his weight.
He said: ‘In the morning, I get up, cook food, eat a little, watch TV. Tried to move here, move there.
‘I used to have porridge – the heaviest, well, and buns, potatoes, bread. That’s how I got fat, probably.’
Even though Andreev was extremely heavy, there have been fatter people in history.
Jo Brower Minnoch is the fattest man who ever lived and weighed 100 stone.
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