High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Robert Earl Hughes (b.
4 June 1926 - d. 10 July 1958 in Baylis, Illinois) was, during his
lifetime, the heaviest human being recorded in the history of the
world. Hughes' excessive weight was attributed to a malfunctioning
pituitary gland. His chest was measured at 3.15 metres (10.3 ft),
and he weighed an estimated 486 kilograms (1,070 lb) at his
heaviest. At the age of six, he weighed about 92 kilograms (200
lb); at ten, he weighed 171 kilograms (380 lb). By the time of his
death, he weighed over half a ton. During his adult life, Hughes
made guest appearances at carnivals and fairs; plans to appear on
the Ed Sullivan television program were announced but never came
about. On July 10, 1958, Hughes contracted a case of measles, which
soon developed into uremia, resulting in his death. He was 32 years
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