Sixty-stone man dies after being stuck in chair for eight months
By Adrian Shaw 21/11/2009
Tillmon Webb (Pic:Barcroft)
A morbidly obese man has died after his body became part of the chair he had refused to leave for eight months.
Paramedics and police found 60 stone Tillmon Webb, 33, covered in sores, with a “very bad odour” and physically stuck to his seat.
His wife Ada called the emergency services to their mobile home on Wednesday saying her husband was sick. She told police Tillmon had not moved since March after becoming too ashamed to leave their caravan.
Emergency service workers had to dismantle the chair to free Tillmon while fire crews cut out a wall of the caravan.
He was taken to Self Regional Hospital in Greenwood, South Carolina. But the former school bus driver died just a few hours later, on his second wedding anniversary.
Ada, who met Tillmon through MySpace, said: “I didn’t see a man who weighed more than 500lbs. I saw a guy who had a big heart. People would point and make fun of him. He had no desire to leave his home. I did all I could.”
The county coroner ruled death by natural causes brought about by obesity.
WAYNE, Neb. (AP) -- Autopsy results bear out initial suggestions that anorexia led to the death of a 19-year-old Wayne State College student from Norfolk.
Amy Miller is deputy Wayne County attorney. She said Thursday that the doctor who performed the autopsy is awaiting some lab tests, but she said his preliminary findings are that complications of anorexia killed Hilary Pile.
Friends and family members had said Pile battled the eating disorder for years.
Her body was found Saturday morning in her room at the Wayne State dormitory that carried her family name. Her great-great-grandfather founded the school.