The woman who was once known as the world’s heaviest has died in an Abu Dhabi hospital just weeks after celebrating her 37th birthday with friends. Eman Abdul Atti died on Monday at approximately 10:36am AEST, due to complications from heart disease and kidney dysfunction, a statement from medical experts at Burjeel Hospital in Abu Dhabi said.
The hospital issued a statement six hours after her death, where the Egyptian woman was in treatment. She had celebrated her birthday on September 9.
“Our prayers and heartfealt condolences go out to her family,” said the hospital.
Ms Atti had been at the hospital since April when she arrived “bedridden” and was under the supervision of 20 medical experts. In June, Eman’s life looked like it was taking a positive turn after reports she was “able to sit independently and eat on her own”.
“[Abdul Atti] is able to sit independently for long periods on a specially tailored wheelchair. Her bedsores are almost healed, and because her voice has cleared, she is able to speak in full sentences and is communicating better with her surroundings,” Dr Yassin Al Shahat, chief medical officer at Burjeel Hospital Abu Dhabi, said at the time.