‘Britain’s fattest man’ who once weighed 65 stone dies aged 52 after battle

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Britain’s former fattest man died aged 52 on New Year’s Day, according to Birmingham City Football Club, the team he supported.

Barry Austin, from Chelmsley Wood, Birmingham, gained notoriety after he took part in a SkyOne documentary, Inside Britain's Fattest Man.

He also took part in ITV’s The Fattest Man in Britain where he admitted he consumed up to 29,000 calories a day, including 12 litres of fizzy drink.

According to Birmingham City Football Club, Barry, who had his own custom-built chair at the FC’s football ground, died on January 1 2021 following a health battle.

The ex-cab driver appeared to be turning his life around in April 2012 when he was reported to have shed 20 stone to marry his fiancé Debbie Kirby, 50.

His weight then dropped to 40 stone after having a gastric balloon fitted and lost his title as Britain’s Fattest Man to Paul Mason, who weighed over 70 stone at the time.

Despite Barry’s dramatic weight loss, he was reportedly suffering from problems with a growth on his legs, which weight 2-3 stone.

Birmingham FC shared a tribute to the life-long supporter, stating: "We are saddened to hear of the passing of lifelong Bluenose, Barry Austin.

"His love for Blues was unquestionable. May you rest in peace, Baz."

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Barry earned his nickname "Fat Baz" by drinking up to 40 pints of beer and bottles of spirits on a night out.

He also had his own column in a lad's mag and would often be seen on BBC news commenting on current affairs.

Britain's fattest man is now takeaway food app addict Jason Holton, 30, of Camberley, Surrey.

Jason, who weighs 50 stone, had to be hoisted out of his third-floor flat by the fire service in October 2020 after being trapped indoors for 5 years.

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