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Britain’s ‘Fattest Man’ Dies Days Before Celebrating His 34th Birthday

Britain’s heaviest man has died from organ failure just days before celebrating his 34th birthday, his heartbroken mother has revealed.

Jason Holton from Camberley in Surrey had been housebound for eight years because of his 47 stone frame.

The 33-year-old died last Saturday after doctors were unable to prevent his organs from failing.

His mother Leisa told The Sun that he had ‘started to go downhill’ after his kidneys stopped working.

‘He’s probably had about eight lives and I thought the doctors would be able to save him again, but sadly it wasn’t possible,’ she said.

Jason was reportedly transferred from his home to Royal Surrey County Hospital by a special ambulance which six firefighters had to carry him to.

His mother said he was put on kidney dialysis and an IV drip but that his organs continued to fail.

Doctors then told him he would pass away within a week, she said, and he passed away on Saturday.

The coroner’s report stated that he died from organ failure and obesity.

Jason lived in a custom-built council bungalow fitted with specially reinforced furniture.

He had hoped to be prescribed slimming jab Wegovy, without which he feared he would die by 2025, describing his situation as a ‘timebomb’.

He told TalkTV in October: ‘I believe time’s over for me in general. I’m coming up 34 now. I know I’ve got to try something.’

At his peak, he weighed more than 50st and dubbed himself ‘Britain’s fattest man’.

At one point, Jason would consume 10,000 calories a day – four times the usual daily amount for a man – including eating doner kebabs for breakfast

He was deemed too heavy for a gastric band. In 2022, he suffered a series of mini strokes and a suspected blood clot.

In 2020, he collapsed and had to be airlifted by crane from his mother’s third floor flat by a team of more than 30 firemen and engineers.

He described the incident as ‘the most devastating time of my life. The terrifying part of it all was the amount of people outside.’

His health problems meant he was unable to work, leaving him on benefits. It is estimated his healthcare cost the taxpayer hundreds of thousands of pounds.

He began overeating as a teenager, and attributes bullying at school and mental health problems as the root cause of his weight gain.

The death of his father when he was just three years old also had a profound impact, he said.

He told TalkTV: ‘Maybe if I had my father around, maybe there would be rules set to what I’m eating and stuff to stop me putting things and stuff in my mouth.

‘Just eating constantly. Lamb doner meat, I had a problem with energy drinks. I just decided to get 15 of the Monster cans and drink them all in one go.’

He insisted he cut down and had been eating healthier, but that it had made little difference.

He said: ‘I’ve been making changes which I seriously have for the audience by the way I have been, my diet now it’s not consistent of loads of junk and I’m not changing.’

Mr Holton is believed to have become the UK’s fattest man after 65st Carl Thompson died in 2015.

The 33-year-old, from Dover, had been housebound for more than a year after doctors warned he needed to lose 70 per cent of his body-weight to survive.

When his mother died of a brain tumour in 2012, Mr Thompson turned to junk food as a means of coping with his grief – despite already being obese.

His weight went from 30 stone to 65 in three years, leaving him unable to care for himself.

Unable to walk or even dress himself, he was bathed and cooked for by a team of NHS carers. He died after suffering from organ failure and sepsis.

READ 9 COMMENTS
  • Threelies One says:

    Maybe it was bullying and maybe it was his dad dying when he was three, but definately it was cramming stuff into his mouth every waking moment of his life
    Take responsibility please.

    • Snickers says:

      Please have some empathy my friend, there is already so much HATRED towards others, we just can’t be part of the problem. Thank you…

  • Snickers says:

    What tragic life. God rest your soul in peace young man. I’m so sorry you suffered such pain in this life.

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