Britain’s fattest ex-husband, Barry Austin, dies at the age of 52. The family pays a heartbreaking tribute to him

Barry Austin previously appeared in the Sky One documentary Inside Britain’s Fattest Man. Photo / sky

A man once dubbed the fattest man in Britain has died at the age of 52.

Former taxi driver Barry Austin starred in the Sky One Inside Britain documentary Fattest Man, in which he drank 12 liters of sparkling wine per day and burned 29,000 calories.

Austin’s lifestyle increased his weight to 412 kg.

After appearing on the show, he lost 50 pounds after health problems and reduced his daily caloric intake to 1,500.

Barry Austin previously appeared in the Sky One documentary Inside Britain's Fattest Man.  Photo / sky
Barry Austin previously appeared in the Sky One documentary Inside Britain’s Fattest Man. Photo / sky

His lifestyle has resulted in a number of health problems, including breathing difficulties, and he has had a number of infections.

Before his death, Austin was known to drink up to 40 liters of beer and bottles of liquor at a party.

It was known as the “Fat Baz” and had its own column in a boys’ magazine.

Barry Austin, Britain's fattest ex-man, has died at the age of 52.  Photo / supplied
Barry Austin, Britain’s fattest ex-man, has died at the age of 52. Photo / supplied

Loud and proud of the Birmingham City football fan, he had his own bespoke chair at St. Andrew’s Stadium in 1997.

His daughter Dannie Louise paid tribute online, saying he was a brilliant father and her world collapsed.

“Broken heart is the only word I can say about how I feel right now.

Rest in paradise for the great man in my life, my father Barry Grizzly Austin.

Barry Austin was on a mission to become Britain's fattest man, eating thousands of calories every day to win the title.  Austin then appeared on a German television show.  Photo / German television
Barry Austin was on a mission to become Britain’s fattest man, eating thousands of calories every day to win the title. Austin then appeared on a German television show. Photo / German television

“I loved you as much as you did and that’s how we treated each other.”

“You were the kind of father who was always there no matter what. We’ve had our ups and downs, but I can honestly say that I never loved you any other way.

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“In any case, it will be difficult to deal with the fact that you are no longer here.”

“To see my mother for who she is – terrible. The whole family is in ruins. “

A Birmingham City spokesperson tweeted: “We are saddened to hear Bluenose Barry Austin passed away.

“His love for the blues was undeniable. May you rest in peace, Baz. “

One City fan wrote: “RIP big Barry Austin. Sad news for the start of the year. KRO boy, fly up. “

Austin leaves behind his daughter and wife, Debbie.

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