Britain’s fattest woman dies

July 26th, 2010 - 9:47 pm ICT by IANS  

London, July 26 (IANS) Britain’s fattest woman has died from a heart attack after her family smuggled takeaways and junk food into her hospital room, a media report said Monday.
Junk food addict Sharon Mevsimler, 40, weighed about 285 kg and needed an oxygen mask due to the strain her weight put on her heart and lungs, Daily Mail reported on its website.

But witnesses at Broomfield Hospital - where she had been a patient for two months - said relatives brought in fish and chips and family-sized buckets of fried chicken to the mother-of-four.

Mevsimler, whose husband Bulent gave up his job as a chef to look after her, died at the weekend.

The mother-of-four, who was just five feet tall, had received 24-hour care since 2005. She had begun to comfort eat after suffering severe post-natal depression.

Doctors told her she had just months to live in 2007 because of her size - then about 266 kg.

Mevsimler said earlier this month: “I have been left to die. If I was anorexic I would get proper help but no one has sympathy for obese people.”

She had been confined to a specially strengthened bed at the hospital in Chelmsford. The hospital has refused to comment.

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