Matter of weight It was one of the most successful programs on Argentine TV. Its objective was to achieve overweight people could improve their quality of lifeteaching them to change their habits, incorporating physical activity and in many cases facilitating access to bariatric surgery.
The cycle, which was initially broadcast on the screen the thirteen, launched several participants to fame. However, five of them died a few years after winning the hearts of the people. Their departures were a shock to their former teammates and the general public, who followed their stories, their relapses and even the accusations towards them. Alberto Cormillotwho they targeted for having “let go of their hand” once the cameras were turned off.
In January 2016, the community of Matter of weight suffered the first loss with the death of Juan Videlathe man from Mendoza who joined the cycle in 2008. He was 29 years old and decided to abandon the treatment after having lost 90 kilos.
“I was in a state of immobility and very severe respiratory failure. He had respiratory assistance and pneumonia was suspected that could not be confirmed because the mobile devices They don’t allow people their size to make plaques.«, explained the director of the hospital on radio Nihuil at the time. At the time of his death he weighed 400 kilos..
Carlos Vicente Sinópolibetter known as Charlie, died in April 2019 from a heart attack. He had been under house arrest since 2016, when he had been detained during a raid in which weapons and vehicles were seized as part of a case for “robbery and injuries.”
The 31-year-old had drastically gained weight in recent months and his body had to be removed from the home with the help of firefighters. Charly had joined the reality show in 2013, and on his first day as a participant Alberto Cormillot gave him devastating news: “The volume of his liver is three times larger than normal. It is at its maximum degree. Without drinking alcohol he can develop cirrhosis.”
The young man had become champion of the reality show in 2007, when the scales showed that he had lost more than 100 kilos. However, a decade later his story was different: his health worsened drastically, he weighed 400 kilos and they had to take him out of the house by breaking a window. “I have been bedridden for two years. “I live agitated,” he commented before Civil Defense began the operation.
Maxi Oliva died in July 2019, and as he could confirm TN Show At that time, shortly before the sad outcome, he had left on his own accord the Dr. Alberto Cormillot Municipal Center for Obesity and Metabolic Diseases, in Malvinas Argentinas, where he was hospitalized. He expressed that he wanted to spend more time with his family at his house and never returned.
One of the dear twins of Matter of weight died in November 2017, six months after being hit by a truck in the town of Azul. “On May 2 was her accident where she suffered a hip fracture and dislocation of her knee and shoulders. First they transferred her to the Evita Pueblo hospital, in Berazategui, but then they indicated that the place was not prepared to care for her and they took her to El Cruce, in Florencio Varela. On July 27, she was discharged, but she could not walk,” said her sister, Natalia García, in dialogue with this medium.
Valeria was sent to her parents’ house, in Guernica, for a type of home confinement. Some time later, she began to feel discomfort in a flap in her abdomen and doctors determined it was an infection. The antibiotics they administered had no effect and her condition worsened. She ended up dying in intensive care.
The greengrocer Hernán Terranova was one of the most popular and beloved participants of Matter of weight. He was 47 years old and had been fighting obesity for decades, a disease that in the last months of his life brought him severe complications.
His death became known at the end of August through the social networks. Lorna Gemetto, one of her former reality partners and known throughout the country as Susana Giménez’s number one fan. “She Lately she had a lot of depression problems, plus her weight situation, He was very careless. He decompensated and a week ago he was hospitalized in a pharmacological coma. His kidneys weren’t working either.he commented.