He was not Manuel Uribe, the former obesity world record-holder of Monterrey. Uribe is the media star who has recently begun a new diet, significantly dropping his weight, and also announced that he was in love and ready to get married. José Luis Garza (above) was his neighbor. The two were friends, as Uribe and his fiancee had sought to help and encourage Garza with his hopes of losing weight.
Garza died in his home on Tuesday of apparent heart failure. Emergency workers had to knock down walls to reach him. He weighed 450 kilos, or 990 pounds. Garza, who was 47, died on the way to a hospital. Check out the AP image of the man's super-sized grave.