Carol Yager was an American woman who was the heaviest woman ever recorded and one of the most severely obese people in history. She weighed over 1,600 pounds (726 kg) at her peak, and lost over 500 pounds (227 kg) in three months by natural means. She died on July 18, 1994, at the age of 34. What was the cause of her death and how did she live her life?
A Life of Struggle and Pain
Carol Yager was born on January 26, 1960, in Flint, Michigan. She stated that she had developed an eating disorder as a child in response to being sexually abused by a close family member, although she later indicated that there were other factors that contributed to her obesity. She also denied eating more than normal amounts of food, and claimed that she had a genetic condition that made her gain weight.
She lived most of her life in Beecher, Michigan, where she was cared for by her family, friends, and health care professionals. She had a daughter, Heather, who was born in 1977, and a son, Stephen, who was born in 1985. She was unable to stand or walk, and had to be moved by a specially designed stretcher or a forklift. She also suffered from many obesity-related health problems, such as cellulitis, diabetes, edema, and heart failure.
She appeared on The Jerry Springer Show in 1993, where she talked about her weight and her desire to lose it. She also received attention from several dieting experts and programs, who offered to help her with her condition. She tried various diets and treatments, but none of them worked for her.
A Death of Mystery and Sorrow
Carol Yager died on July 18, 1994, at her home in Beecher, Michigan. She was 34 years old.
Her death was mourned by her family and friends, who remembered her as a kind and loving person. She was cremated and her ashes were scattered in her hometown. She was also the subject of a documentary, called The Half Ton Mum, which aired on Channel 4 in 2008.
Her death was also a shock for the medical community, who had never seen such a case of extreme obesity. Her weight and height were never officially measured, but some estimates put her at over 1,600 pounds (726 kg) and over 5 feet (1.5 m) wide. She also lost over 500 pounds (227 kg) in three months, which was the most weight loss by natural means in the shortest time. Her case raised questions about the causes and consequences of obesity, and the challenges and limitations of treating it.
A Tribute to a Woman and a Mother
Carol Yager’s life was a tragic one, marked by struggle and pain. She was a woman and a mother, who loved her children and wanted to live a normal life. She was also a victim of abuse and neglect, who suffered from a disorder that was beyond her control.
Her legacy lives on in the hearts and minds of her family and friends, who will always remember her as a gentle and caring person. She was the heaviest woman ever recorded, who passed away, but her spirit remains.