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December 02, 2006

ROSALIE BRADFORD, 63 Weight, loss set records

Rosalie Bradford, 63, who held records for being the world's heaviest woman and for losing the most weight, died Wednesday at a hospital in Lakeland near her Auburndale home in central Florida.

She weighed 1,050 pounds in January 1987, according to the 1994 Guinness Book of Records. She lost 736 pounds to weigh 314 pounds in September 1992, according to the book.

Publicist Stephen Nortier said she recently weighed about 400 pounds. He said the cause of death won't be known until a medical examiner's report but that she spent the last year bedridden with complications from having her lymph nodes severed years ago. She blamed her lifelong battle with obesity on abandonment.

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