In a strange bit of news, Huffington Post reports on Dec. 18 that Sam Cann, a British man weighing 560-pounds died six days after falling from his easy chair due to sepsis brought on by infected ulcers and his morbid obesity.
Cann's doctor shares in an inquest meeting that Sam had quit his job at 28 and slowly became housebound because of his poor dietary choices. According to the doctor, he lived on burgers, pie, and friend food. He lived in his easy chair as he grew larger and larger, eventually dying at the young age of 35.
Jody, Cann's now widow, says that the two often fought over his weight because all of his doctors told him he was a perfect candidate for weight loss surgery but he simply didn't want to do it and was too stubborn to care.
According to the Mirror, EMTs had to hoist Sam up from the floor because he was too heavy for them to lift. That's when paramedics discovered pressure sores and ulcers all over his body. he developed numerous complications because the ulcers were infected and likely had been for a long time. Had he lost some of the weight, he wouldn't have ever been in this predicament and would not have died.
Sam's doctors said that had his weight been addressed effectively, the rest of his medical issues would have subsided and not been a cause for further complications. According to the Guiness Book of Records, Sam Cann is the second largest man recorded in history, following only Jon Brower who died in 1983 at 798- pounds.