Matthew Crawford, who tipped the scales at No. 55, occupied an entire hospital bay and four beds because he was too obese to exercise – which made headlines in 2018 when The Mirror revealed the cost of his care
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Matthew Crawford, reportedly Britain’s fattest man who once weighed 55 stone, has died aged 37.
Crawford made headlines when he occupied an entire bay in one ward and four hospital beds because he was too obese to move.
There was also an uproar in 2018 when the Mirror revealed his care had cost King’s Mill Hospital thousands of pounds.
It was alleged that he used to order pizzas and Chinese takeaways to be eaten in the hospital – which he denied.
A year later he was finally discharged from Nottinghamshire Hospital to a specially adapted care facility.
A pal said foot obsessed Matthew joined Slimming World to shed the pounds for good.
But it has now emerged that the 37-year-old Rangers and Lincoln City fan died of sepsis and organ failure last week.
He previously hit back at his critics, responding to claims he used his advantages to order takeout from his bed.
He wrote: “If you all knew the truth, you would think differently.
“I haven’t eaten takeout in months and even before that I was having one every couple of weeks.
“The only food my mum brings for me is some hazelnut and cucumber cobs, which I have instead of a hospital meal.
“I was originally told I was seriously ill with sepsis and it took a lot of convincing to get them to take me to the hospital.
“Social Services did nothing to help me find an internship for almost three months until the hospital’s legal department got involved.”
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Matthew was convicted of assaulting four nurses at a nursing home near Newark, Notts, in 2018 and ordered to pay compensation.
His attorney, Michael Little, told judges he was too heavy to attend the hearing.
Blocking beds costs the NHS millions of pounds every year as operations are postponed or halted.
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