Woman previously named 'heaviest in the world' dead at 37

An Egyptian woman once believed to be the “heaviest in the world” has died at the age of 37.

Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty, who at one point reportedly weighed more than 1,100 pounds, died early Monday at a United Arab Emirates hospital, where she was being treated by a team of 20 doctors.

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El Aty reportedly had heart disease and kidney dysfunction. Doctors said El Aty’s weight issues were caused by a thyroid condition.

"Our prayers and heartfelt condolences go out to her family," a spokesperson at Burjeel Hospital said.

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Egyptian national Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty waves during a press conference on July 24, 2017 at the Burjeel Hospital in Abu Dhabi where she is receiving treatment following drastic weight-loss surgery. Aty once believed to be the 'world's heaviest woman' arrived in Abu Dhabi from India earlier in the year to continue to her treatment. / AFP PHOTO / Saeed BASHAR (Photo credit should read SAEED BASHAR/AFP/Getty Images)
Eman Ahmed, an Egyptian woman who underwent weight loss surgery, is carried on a stretcher as she leaves a hospital in Mumbai, India May 4, 2017. REUTERS/Shailesh Andrade TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Egyptian national Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty claps during a press conference on July 24, 2017 at the Burjeel Hospital in Abu Dhabi where she is receiving treatment following drastic weight-loss surgery. Aty once believed to be the 'world's heaviest woman' arrived in Abu Dhabi from India earlier in the year to continue to her treatment. / AFP PHOTO / Saeed BASHAR (Photo credit should read SAEED BASHAR/AFP/Getty Images)
MUMBAI, INDIA - FEBRUARY 11: Eman Ahmed, World's heaviest woman (500-kg) from Egypt with her sister, arrives on Saturday morning ahead of a bariatric surgery, as she is scheduled to undergo at Saifee Hospital, Charni Road, on February 11, 2017 in Mumbai, India. A special crane was used by the hospital to carry her bed inside the structure, prepared according her treatment needs. Doctors from the hospital said that Eman?s journey took five hours to reach Mumbai from her hometown in Egypt and no medical complications occurred during the flight. Two doctors had accompanied Eman from Egypt to India. (Photo by Prashant Waydande/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
Eman Ahmed, an Egyptian woman who underwent weight loss surgery, is carried on a stretcher as she leaves a hospital in Mumbai, India May 4, 2017. REUTERS/Shailesh Andrade
MUMBAI, INDIA - FEBRUARY 11: Eman Abdellatif, possibly the worlds heaviest woman arrives at Saifee Hospital, on February 11, 2017 in Mumbai, India. An Egyptian woman, who weighs around 500kg, reached Mumbai for a weight-reducing bariatric surgery in a specially arranged chartered flight on Saturday. The 36-year-old Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty stepped out of her house for the first time in 25 years to come to Mumbai. She has been suffering from multiple medical conditions and her treatment will be a long process which is expected to stretch over a couple of years. PHOTOGRAPH BY Barcroft Images London-T:+44 207 033 1031 E:hello@barcroftmedia.com - New York-T:+1 212 796 2458 E:hello@barcroftusa.com - New Delhi-T:+91 11 4053 2429 E:hello@barcroftindia.com www.barcroftmedia.com (Photo credit should read Barcroft Images / Barcroft Media via Getty Images)
Eman Ahmed, an Egyptian woman who underwent weight loss surgery, is carried on a stretcher as she leaves a hospital in Mumbai, India May 4, 2017. REUTERS/Shailesh Andrade
MUMBAI, INDIA - FEBRUARY 11: Convey of police cars, ambulance of Eman Ahmed, World's heaviest woman (500-kg) from Egypt, as she is scheduled to undergo at Saifee Hospital, Charni Road, on February 11, 2017 in Mumbai, India. A special crane was used by the hospital to carry her bed inside the structure, prepared according her treatment needs. Doctors from the hospital said that Eman?s journey took five hours to reach Mumbai from her hometown in Egypt and no medical complications occurred during the flight. Two doctors had accompanied Eman from Egypt to India. (Photo by Prashant Waydande/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
Egyptian national Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty (L) is taken on a stretcher towards an ambulance at a hospital in Mumbai on May 4, 2017. An Egyptian once believed to be the 'world's heaviest woman' has left an Indian hospital for the United Arab Emirates where she will continue treatment following drastic weight-loss surgery, doctors said. / AFP PHOTO / PUNIT PARANJPE (Photo credit should read PUNIT PARANJPE/AFP/Getty Images)
Indian bariatric surgeon Muffazal Lakdawala (R) looks on as images of Egyptian national Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty, who weighs around 500 kilograms (1,100 pounds), are shown at a press conference in Mumbai on February 13, 2017. Abd El Aty, 36, believed to be the world's heaviest woman, weighing around 500 kilograms (1,100 pounds) will undergo weight reduction surgery in India after an intervention from the country's foreign minister ensured her a visa. / AFP / INDRANIL MUKHERJEE (Photo credit should read INDRANIL MUKHERJEE/AFP/Getty Images)
Egyptian national Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty (L) is taken on a stretcher towards an ambulance at a hospital in Mumbai on May 4, 2017. An Egyptian once believed to be the 'world's heaviest woman' has left an Indian hospital for the United Arab Emirates where she will continue treatment following drastic weight-loss surgery, doctors said. / AFP PHOTO / PUNIT PARANJPE (Photo credit should read PUNIT PARANJPE/AFP/Getty Images)
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After an online campaign by her sister, El Aty travelled to Mumbai in March on a chartered plane for help from an Indian surgeon who performed her bariatric weight loss surgery at Saifee Hospital.

As a result, doctors said she lost 660 pounds.

However, she was transferred out of that hospital after her family fell out publicly with the Mumbai medical team, the BBC reported. The family had cast doubt on the hospital’s claims about El Aty’s weight loss.

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The 37-year-old had not reportedly walked in 25 years and hadn’t left the home in two decades before the surgery, reports said. At Burjeel Hospital, doctors were hoping she would walk again.

She celebrated her birthday last month surrounded by family and doctors, reports said.

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