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A 560-pound British man died in February when he developed complications after falling out of a chair. Samuel Cann, 35, a 40-stone man lived on a diet of burgers and pies. At that time, Paramedics discovered that he had developed pressure sores, tissue-swelling condition lymph edema and ulcers which required medical treatment. But Samuel rejected emergency treatment and died six days after the incident.




The former factory worker - whose weight ballooned due to his diet of fatty foods – was housebound and had even refused stomach surgery to help him lose weight. His size forced him to quit his job at the age of just 28 because his hefty frame made it impossible for him to walk and dress himself. According to the widow Jody, Samuel was a stubborn man who had refused medical help for his weight problem. He also developed swollen legs, but the heart of the issue was his obesity. The one way he could have helped himself would have been to improve his diet and have surgery for his obesity. He also could have done more exercise and looked after the state of the room he lived in. He suffered a death by natural causes aggravated by self-neglect. From quite a young man, Mr Cann had many problems with his weight and his obesity and it is that obesity that led from one thing to another. His living conditions were not ideal and in order to improve his health and lifestyle he would have had to make some significant changes, but he wasn't willing to. Unfortunately that led to infected pressure sores, cellulite and sepsis, but underlying all of that was his obesity.

The cause of death was recorded as "sepsis due to infected ulcers and sores and obesity". It is indeed very saddening how a person becomes prisoner of his own habits and gets caged by his own desires ends up destroying himself.



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