The former world's heaviest woman Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty has died aged 37

An Egyptian who was known as the world’s heaviest woman has died at the age of 37.

Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty died in a hospital in the United Arab Emirates.

A statement from Burjeel Hospital in Abu Dhabi said she died at 4.35am local time on Monday.

Doctors described her death as being due to complications from her weight, including heart disease and kidney dysfunction.

The hospital said: ‘Our prayers and heartfelt condolences go out to her family.’

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At one point, Ms Abd El Aty reportedly weighed about 78.5 stone (1,100lb/500kg). Doctors blamed her weight on a thyroid condition.

She arrived in the UAE in May, receiving care from a team of 20 doctors at Burjeel Hospital.

She had earlier received medical treatment in India and underwent surgery which saw her lose some 47 stone (660lb/300kg).

Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty died at the age of 37 (Picture: Rex)

Her family said that before her surgery she had not left her home for 25 years.

Following an internet campaign by her sister, Ms Abd El Aty travelled to Mumbai on a chartered plane to see an Indian surgeon.

But she was moved again after her family reportedly disagreed with the medical team in India.

(Main picture: PA)

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