Washington-born man who became the heaviest man in recorded history, tipping the scales at approximately 1,400 lbs. He suffered from severe edema and died from the disease at age 41.
He weighed nearly 300 lbs. by age 12.
He and his 110 lb. wife set a world record for the greatest weight difference between a married couple.
He was married to a woman named Jeannette from 1973 until his death. He had two children.
She and Christina Onassis both died as a result of edema.