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Britain’s former fattest man Barry Austin dies as the family pays heartbreaking tribute.
The ex-cabbie, of Chelmsley Wood, Birmingham, once starred in Sky One documentary Inside Britain’s Fattest Man.
He was 52 years old.
Barry Austin Died
Britain’s former fattest man Barry Austin dies aged 52.
Barry at one point said he consumed up to 29,000 calories a day and drank up to 12 liters of fizzy drink in a day, swelling to 65 stone.
We are saddened to hear of the passing of lifelong Bluenose, Barry Austin.
His love for Blues was unquestionable. May you rest in peace, Baz. 💙 pic.twitter.com/EBD1UgyA7g
— Birmingham City FC (@BCFC) January 1, 2021
Lifelong Birmingham City fan Barry later lost 20 stone after health problems, slashing his daily calorie intake to 1,500.
In recent years Barry was said to struggle with breathing issues and infections.
Barry, who used to drink up to 40 pints of beer and bottles of spirits on a night out, was known as ‘Fat Baz’ and had his own column in a lad’s mag.
He was said to have shed 20 stone back in April 2012 as he prepared to marry his then finance Debbie Kirby, 50, from Solihull, West Midlands.
Footie fan Barry even had his own custom-built chair at Birmingham City’s ground in 1997.
A spokesman for Birmingham City tweeted: “We are saddened to hear of the passing of lifelong Bluenose Barry Austin.
“His love for Blues was unquestionable. May you rest in peace, Baz.”
One City fan wrote: “RIP big Barry Austin. Sad news to kick the year off. KRO lad, fly high.”
Wolves’ fan Twitter page The Wolfpack hailed him as “a wonderful man with a heart of gold”.
His partner’s heartbroken daughter Dannie Louise paid tribute to him on Facebook, posting: “Absolutely heartbroken is the only word I can say how I feel right about now.
“Rest in paradise to the big man of my life my dad Barry Grizzly Austin.
“I loved u like u were and it’s how we treated one another.
“You was the kinda dad that was always there no matter what. We had our ups and downs, but can honestly say I never loved u any different.
“Either way it’s gonna be hard to deal with u no longer being around.
“To see my mom the way she is – horrible. The whole family is just crumbled.”