Who is Barry Austin? Barry Austin Bio/Wiki
Barry Austin was a man from Chelmsley Wood, West Midlands, England, who was generally recognized as the UK’s fattest man. He was born on 17 September 1968.
Austin died at the age of 52 on 1 January 2021.
— Fearless Friend (@newcastleboyy) January 2, 2021
He was 52 years old.
Austin’s appearances in the news and on television were commonly linked to current concerns about the population’s unprecedented rise in obesity. As a result, he was asked to comment on news and current affairs, such as the BBC Breakfast News.
Austin has also appeared in a Sky One documentary, Inside Britain’s Fattest Man, framed in the style of the science fiction film Fantastic Voyage by fellow Silhillian Richard Hammond.
Austin usually consumed more than 29,000 calories a day about ten times the average daily intake for a UK person, according to the program, and as a result of his morbid obesity, has significant health problems.
But on 27 February 2011, when they won the Football League Cup with a 2-1 victory over Arsenal in the final, he was unable to attend their triumphant Wembley Stadium appearance as he was too big to get a seat. He had weighed 40 stones by this time. It was announced in November 2009 that Austin was actually weighing 40 stones and was launching a new diet plan to try to lose at least 10 stones. His peak weight was also given by the report as 65 stone.
Austin played ‘Big Brian’ in ITV1‘s comedy-drama The Fattest Man in Britain in December 2009 with Timothy Spall and Bobby Ball starring.
Barry died unexpectedly on New Year’s Day, aged 52. Birmingham City announced in a statement that after a health struggle, Barry – known as Fat Baz – died on New Year’s Day.
We are saddened to hear of the passing of lifelong Bluenose, Barry Austin.
His love for Blues was unquestionable. May you rest in peace, Baz. 💙 pic.twitter.com/EBD1UgyA7g
— Birmingham City FC (@BCFC) January 1, 2021
Last night, the club put out a brilliant photo of Barry on social media and said: “We are saddened to hear of the passing of lifelong Bluenose, Barry Austin. His love for Blues was unquestionable. May you rest in peace, Baz.”