Former ‘world’s heaviest woman’ once weighed 1,100 POUNDS—dies at 37 from obesity in Abu Dhabi hospital

This once “fattest woman” in the world had been bedridden for 25 years at her home in Alexandria, Egypt, prior to a weight-reduction surgery in Mumbai in March. Sadly, though she had lost more than 660 pounds through the surgery, she succumbed to weight-related complications months later.

Eman Abdul Atti, former “world’s heaviest woman,” passed away on Monday, Sep. 25, just weeks after her 37th birthday, on Sep. 9, at Burjeel Hospital in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

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According to a statement by Burjeel Hospital, Ms. Atti, an Egyptian who weighed 1,102 pounds (approx. 500 kg) at one point, died at 4:35 a.m. due to complications from the underlying conditions associated with obesity, including heart disease and kidney dysfunction.

Ms. Atti had been warded at the Burjeel Hospital since May, following a weight-reduction surgery at Saifee Hospital in Mumbai in March, in which she lost some 660 pounds (approx. 299 kg).

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At Burjeel Hospital, her condition was supervised by a medical team of over 20 doctors from different specialties.

Ms. Atti told the media last year that she had not left home for 25 years due to her size. As reported by Gulf News, she had been bedridden since she was 12 years old as a result of a parasitic infection that “caused her limbs and body to swell.”

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Ms. Atti’s family is grateful to the rulers and residents for their support during her treatment. They also expressed their appreciation for the care and treatment provided to her by Burjeel Hospital, the statement said.

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“Our prayers and heartfelt condolences go out to her family,” said the hospital.

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