900-Pound Man Dies after Cut from Chair

Daniel Webb, left, who weighed 900 pounds and died after being cut from a chair in his South Carolina home. WSPA

A man weighing around 900 pounds died after he had to be cut out his chair in home, reports CBS affiliate WSPA-TV from Greenwood, S.C.

Authorities say he was stuck to a chair for nine months.

Daniel Webb, 33, died after being taken from his home on County Farm Road Wednesday. Webb had been in a medical chair for nine months, covered in sores and human waste.

Authorities say Webb died from cardiac arrest.

Webb hadn't left his house, or even walked for almost nine months. His wife Ada Webb says he hurt his knee and could no longer walk. He sat in a Lazy-boy for the rest of his life. "If he would have had the proper care we tried to get for him back in March this would have never happened," his wife said during an interview Thursday afternoon.

Ada Webb says she and her husband tried to get disability and insurance but could not and she says she didn't know where else to turn. "I only hope something good comes out of this because it was so unnecessary," Webb said. "They say he went into cardiac arrest but I say he died of a broken heart."

Emergency Medical Services Personnel says morbid obesity has become a real issue, and now they carry special tools onboard.

They had to use those tools for Daniel Webb.

Daniel Webb helped found the True Christian Fellowship in Westminster and was still an associate pastor.

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