Jon Brower Minnoch, born on September 29, 1941, and passing away on September 4, 1983, holds the distinction of being the heaviest recorded human in history. At his peak, he weighed an astonishing 1,400 lb (635 kilograms or 100 stone). Minnoch struggled with obesity from childhood, and as an adult, his weight typically ranged from 800 to 900 lb (363 to 408 kilograms or 57 to 64 stone). Despite his weight, he led a life as a taxi company owner and driver in Bainbridge Island, Washington.
In an effort to combat his obesity, Minnoch followed a strict diet of only 600 calories (2,500 kJ) per day, as prescribed by a doctor. However, this extreme regimen led to his confinement to a bed for approximately three weeks. Eventually, in March 1978, he agreed to seek medical assistance. Transporting him to the University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle proved to be a monumental task, requiring over a dozen firefighters due to his massive size. Doctors diagnosed him with a severe edema, estimating his weight to be around 1,400 lb (635 kilograms or 100 stone).
Under medical supervision, Minnoch embarked on a 1,200-calorie (5,000 kJ) per day diet. Over the course of approximately two years in the hospital, he achieved an astounding weight loss of over 900 lb (408 kg or 64 stone), marking one of the most significant documented human weight losses at the time. Unfortunately, after leaving the hospital, Minnoch regained much of the weight he had lost and, tragically, passed away in September 1983. At the time of his death, he weighed nearly 800 lb (363 kg or 57 stone). His burial required two spots at Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Seattle due to the size of his casket.