Jon Brower Minnoch was born on September 29, 1941 and died on September 10, 1983. He was an American man who was, at his heaviest, the heaviest person in recorded history. Minnoch weighed approximately 1,400 pounds (635 kg) at his heaviest, and was diagnosed with morbid obesity and edema.
Minnoch’s rapid weight gain was caused by an underlying medical condition that caused his body to retain fluid. He was hospitalized multiple times over the course of several years, and was treated with a variety of medications and therapeutic diets. Despite his treatment, his weight continued to increase, and he was eventually placed in a specially-designed bed that could support his weight.
Despite his size, Minnoch was known for his intelligence, humor, and kind personality. He was married and had children, and his family was a constant source of support for him throughout his life.
Minnoch’s story has been the subject of numerous articles and documentaries, and serves as a reminder of the serious health consequences of morbid obesity. It is important for individuals who are concerned about their weight to seek help and support, and to work with their healthcare provider to develop a plan that is right for them.