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  • Pleas for help come too late as half-ton man dies in Mexico

    10/08/2008 6:11:41 AM PDT · by South Hawthorne · 74 replies · 1,439+ views
    CNN ^ | October 7, 2008 | CNN Story Monkey
    JUAREZ, Mexico (AP) -- A 990-pound (450-kilogram), bedridden man who had appealed on Mexican television for help tackling his weight problem died Tuesday of heart failure, his family said. Jose Luis Garza, 47, tipped the scales at almost 1,000 pounds before his death. Emergency officials had to knock down Jose Luis Garza's bedroom wall and load him onto the back of a friend's pickup as he fought for his life. The 47-year-old was pronounced dead on arrival at a hospital in northern Mexico.