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World's Heaviest Man Taken To Funeral Home On Flat-Bed Truck

Manuel Uribe shows how he exercises from his bed during an interview on June 9, 2008 in Monterrey, Mexico.

Manuel Uribe shows how he exercises from his bed during an interview on June 9, 2008 in Monterrey, Mexico.

A Mexican man once listed as the world's heaviest human has been cremated after dying Monday at the age of 48.

The body of Manuel Uribe was taken to the Serorrey funeral home aboard a flat-bed truck, on the same special bed where he spent much of the last decade.

Funeral home director Pedro Reyes said Serorrey's cremation facility was the only one in the city of Monterrey in northern Mexico that was able to handle Uribe's body.

Reyes said Tuesday the oven temperature was set about 60 percent higher than normal.

A religious service was held on Tuesday for Uribe. Plans for the ashes weren't disclosed.

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Uribe had slimmed down to about 867 pounds, after hitting a top weight of 1,230 pounds, which was certified in 2006 as a Guinness World Record.

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