Skip to comments.Morbidly Obese Man Dies After Two Years in the Same Chair
Posted on 03/30/2011 8:18:52 PM PDT by doug from upland
Morbidly Obese Man Dies After Two Years in the Same Chair
Ohio Man Reported Stuck to Chair With His Own Waste; Later Died at Hospital
A morbidly obese man has died after being stuck in a chair at home that he had been unable to leave for two years, ABC affiliate WRTF reported and ABC News has confirmed.
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The Bellaire, Ohio man, who has not been publicly identified, was a patient at Wheeling Hospital in West Virginia, ABC Affiliate WTRF reported.
On Sunday, the 43-year-old man's two roommates discovered him unconscious. They called authorities.
When firefighters arrived, they discovered that the man's skin was stuck to the chair with urine and feces. Maggots were visible, according to local reports.
"The chair was very filthy, a lot of odor to it. Going in the house, the house was not clean. The living room where the man lived in his chair was very filthy, very deplorable. It's unbelievable that somebody lives in conditions like that" Jim Chase, a code enforcer for the city, told ABC affiliate WKEF said.
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I think I speak for most people when i say:
That’s cute how they slipped a video about Tilly the Orca right in the middle of the story about a morbidly obese man. Were they eluding to something there?
(SIDENET stops eating, slowly puts down fork...)
Tilly killed three Humans and this Man was the size of three Humans.
Doug, What no song to fit this?
(They’ll never get thru the Cajon to ya!)
I’ll say it ... somebody was bringing him food.
What a waste.
This is one of the reasons I would NOT want to be a firefighter.
no relatives visiting?
no roommate friends visiting?
something is wrong with this story
Most likely a liberal
Thank goodness we have a code enforcer to protect to public. /s
A good rule of thumb is that if you get up from the chair and the chair goes up with you, its time for a diet.
And an article about a 700 pound woman physically trapped in her bed ... and an article about about a "woman found being eaten alive". I did not check on the circumstances of the second.
And ABC News calls Fox a tabloid.
I can’t imagine not do I want to
OMG.........as an EMT I am just grateful it wasn’t my call.
They spelled my name wrong. [thud]
Maybe I’m looking at this wrong, but the guy may have been mentally ill. And what of the two roommates? Is there any legal sanction against roommates who knew he was living in this condition, and were presumeably feeding him and giving him water?
It’s just too hard to believe that two housemates feed and water the guy, leave him stuck to a chair for two years, and don’t do anything to help him. There’s got to be more to the story.
A horrible story, but not unique. I recall others, including one about a woman whose skin had grown into the fabric of the sofa she lived on. Someone had to be feeding her as well.
was he a gamer?
At some point 2 years ago the man must have made a decision
He voted for Obama then plopped his big ass in the chair and wasted away.
Sad. He's probably not the only one, though.
There is something to be said for a man’s favourite chair!
You’d think a person would at least be able to get their fatass into a car and drive to a grocery store once every few days. Then get up and get to a refrigerator when hungry. Then get up and go use the toilet like a human being.
If you can’t even do that, then someone is caring for you and they are partly responsible for your predicament. I know what I would do to someone like that if they expected me to carry food to them.
I’D QUIT *&^%ING DOING IT!!!
I’d make sure he got one normal sized meal every other day until he could get his own fatass up and get his own dam food.
2 yrs ago at some point he must have said today’s the day I’ll do it in my pants and just sit here not do it for another 2 years. Yuk.
I wonder what was going on 2 years ago in the news...
Until I see some pictures, I am not convinced this story is genuine.
Yes, I agree. And after thinking about it, I think I might have it figured out.
He was rich and he was paying them. They did what he told them to do because they needed the money and the free place to live.
Yeah, it’s weird that they don’t mention where he got the food.
The video report is strikingly tasteless. The man is dead and ABC’s response is basically on the level of a YouTube comment.
I have a bit of trouble believing how he could physically stay in the chair for two years. Wouldn’t the pee and poop force him out? Did, did his roomies scoop it out as it oozed from around him?
I.. I think I’m gonna hurl...
Or he was the size of Tilly.
If he were someone evil, like a union thug or Michael Moore, he’d get a song. This poor guy. RIP He apparently didn’t have very good roommates.
Chair probably had a hole cut in the bottom and a bucket underneath.
He was waiting for Obamacare to save him.
That’s what all these “superobese” types all have in common:
Someone to wait on them hand-and-foot.
Otherwise, it would be impossible to become that fat.
I’m betting it was pretty sordid. He was almost certainly the owner of the house and was getting disability and SSDI. The “roomates” were probably bums who fed him in exchange for a place to stay. I doubt they gave a damn about him.
Sorry if I don’t shed any tears. The first thing that flashes through my mind when I hear about these superobese rescue stories is how much these people are costing thee and me cause they damn sure aren’t paying their own way.
So did this woman, real story.
The strange case of a woman who sat for so long on a toilet seat that her legs atrophied and the skin on her behind grew around the toilet seat is prompting police to investigate possible criminal neglect charges against her boyfriend who left her there, for two years.
He allegedly brought meals to her so she didn’t leave the toilet.
Ness County Sheriff Bryan Whipple told local news that the 35-year-old Ness City woman’s skin had grown around the seat. She initially refused emergency medical services but was finally convinced by responders and her boyfriend that she needed to get off the pot.
“We pried the toilet seat off with a pry bar and the seat went with her to the hospital,” Whipple said. “The hospital removed it.”
I love your post. You should post it on ABC’s website.
One story says a “girlfriend” and a roommate discovered him unconscious.
You're doing it wrong.
I noticed those too when I actually clicked on over to the website. The Enquirer has nothing on ABC.
These Silhouette romances practically write themselves.
Can anyone out there draw a 700lb Fabio in a poo-encrusted La-Z-boy?
Curious - how much extra does the undertaker charge to handle this one?
what is being said among family and friends at the funeral...geez
or the obituary “after a long illness”?
unless you work with people the size of that man....or even anyone over 350#....its extremely difficult to do anything with them....its a major problem just to turn them....to keep them clean ....you need several people just to hold up a leg and fold back the fat tissue...
all the physical therapies in the world can't do much for a patient that can not hold his own weight, which is probably the case with this guy....
what these people need is mandatory committment, but then we get into issues of the state interferring in civil rights...
Room mates probably cashing his disability checks “for him”...
By the way - how come folks can draw SS disability for being fat?
“One officer said it was the worst thing he ever responded to. And most said the worst part of all was the smell. Ironically the landlord says the man in the chair rented from her before and used to be a vital active person.
She says she checked on them periodically but lately he always sat with a blanket over him. She says she had no idea it had come to this.
Sunday morning his housemates called officials when he was unresponsive. “