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The Man Who Ate Himself to Death

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Documentary telling the story of Ricky Naputi, who weighed 64st and was bedridden in his home on the Pacific island of Guam until his death in November 2012 at the age of 39.

This film follows his final few months, as Ricky and his wife Cheryl tried to organise weight-loss surgery in America - but were told he needed to get in to better shape and attend a special clinic where his food consumption could be closely monitored.

Wendy Lloyd narrates.

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Previous broadcasts on TV

Broadcasts in 2019

On Really
13/01/2019 at 04:00

Broadcasts in 2018

On Really
29/10/2018 at 04:00

Broadcasts in 2016

On Really
28/06/2016 at 22:00