Former world's heaviest man - who once weighed 88 stone - dies aged 48

By 2008, Uribe had been bedridden for six years due to his size. Credit: Reuters

A Mexican man who was once the world's heaviest human has died at the age of 48.

Manuel Uribe once weighed 560kg (88 stone) but had slimmed down to about 393kg (62 stone) by the time he died.

Unable to walk since 2002, he was taken to hospital in Monterrey earlier this month by crane due to an abnormal heartbeat.

Manuel Uribe pictured with a fruitcake and his girlfriend in 2008. Credit: Reuters

This Associated Press video from 2008 shows Uribe shortly before he married girlfriend Claudia Solis, who later helped him lose weight: