Egyptian once known as ‘world’s heaviest woman’ dies

  • Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty, 37, once weighed more than 1,100lbs
  • Earlier this year she was flown first to India then the UAE for treatment
  • Weightloss surgery saw Ahmed Abd El Aty lose some 660 pounds in April
  • Doctors in Abu Dhabi say she died due to heart disease and kidney dysfunction 

The world’s fattest woman Doctors say an Egyptian once known as ‘the world’s heaviest woman’ has died in a hospital in the United Arab Emirates. She was 37.

A statement from Burjeel Hospital in Abu Dhabi said that Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty died at 4:35 a.m. on Monday.

Doctors described her death as being due to complications from her weight, including heart disease and kidney dysfunction.

The hospital said: ‘Our prayers and heartfelt condolences go out to her family.’

At one point, Atti reportedly weighed around 500 kilograms (1,100llb. Doctors blamed her weight on a thyroid condition.

Atti arrived in the UAE in May, receiving care from a team of 20 doctors at Burjeel Hospital. She earlier received medical treatment in India and underwent surgery that saw her lose some 300 kilograms (660 pounds).