|Patrick D. Deuel|
March 28, 1962 |
Grand Island, Nebraska, United States
Patrick D. Deuel (born 28 March 1962), was one of the heaviest people in the world. He was the subject of the documentary "Half Ton Man" in Channel Four's BodyShock series, in which Rosalie Bradford gave advice after achieving a record-breaking weight loss of 410 kilograms (900 lb).
Born in Grand Island, Nebraska, United States, Deuel is a former restaurant manager. At one point, he had not left his house (in Valentine), or even his bed, in 7 years. He stands at 177.5 cm (5 ft 10 in). At his peak he weighed 1,126 pounds (510.75 kg); at the time, the only scale that could be used to weigh him was a livestock scale.
He was so enormous that his bedroom wall had to be cut out to extract him from his home. Then, he was rushed to a Sioux Falls, South Dakota hospital in an ambulance with extra-wide doors and a ramp-and-winch system that had to be dispatched from Denver.