The Man Who Ate Himself To Death

This is the terribly tragic story of Ricky Naputi, who weighed in at 65 stone, classing him as one of the world’s largest men. Ricky was a born and raised on the Pacific Island of Guam, although having always been overweight, it was throughout the last years of Ricky’s life that he became completely bedridden due to the fact he could no longer support his own bodyweight, he had become a prisoner in his own room.

Ricky and his wife of ten years Cheryl knew that if Ricky didn’t find the help he needed that he would inevitably die due to his weight. Living on Guam however, meant that there was no real suitable healthcare available to Ricky because of this both Ricky and his wife desperately tried to find help abroad in the United States.

This film follows Ricky throughout the last few months of his life, documenting his struggle to loose weight and attempts at being considered for the operational procedure known as a gastric bypass in a last attempt to save his life.

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