|Patrick D. Deuel|
|Born||Patrick Darren Deuel
March 28, 1962
Grand Island, Nebraska
|Died||April 29, 2016
|Cause of death||Complications with his obesity|
|Alma mater||University of Nebraska–Lincoln|
|Parent(s)||Betty & Jim Deuel|
Patrick Darren Deuel (March 28, 1962 – April 29, 2016), was an American individual known for being 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 the documentary, Rosalie Bradford gave advice after achieving a record-breaking weight loss of 349 kg (769 lb).
At one point, Deuel had not left his house (in Valentine) for 5 years. He stood at 170 cm (5 ft 7 in), and weighed 1,051 pounds (486 kg), at his peak. 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 hospital at Sioux Falls, South Dakota in an ambulance with extra-wide doors and a ramp-and-winch system. The ambulance had to be dispatched from Denver. Despite being super morbidly obese, Deuel was also malnourished because many of the calories he had consumed were from junk food.
Deuel died at his home in Kearney, Nebraska on April 29, 2016, aged 54.
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