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In this June 24, 2017 photo, released by Burjeel Hospital, Eman Abdul Atti, an Egyptian once known as "the world's heaviest woman", talks with a nurse at the Burjeel Hospital in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Doctors said Monday, Sept. 25, 2017 that Abdul Atti has died in a hospital in the UAE. She was 37. (Burjeel Hospital via AP)

A woman who once held the title of 'world’s heaviest woman' has died


An Egyptian woman, who was once considered the "world's heaviest woman," died Monday due to complications from heart disease and kidney dysfunction. Eman Abdul Atti was 37.

Abdul Atti, who weighed more than 1,100 pounds at one point, was admitted to Burjeel Hospital in Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates, in May.

The woman's family told CNN she had suffered from thyroid problems since she was a child and had been flown from India to the United Arab Emirates on a cargo plane to undergo a weight loss procedure.

Prior to arriving at Burjeel Hospital, Abdul Atti had lost nearly 700 pounds through a weight loss surgery doctors in Mumbai performed in March.

But after transferring hospitals, Abdul Atti's condition worsened and her team of more than 20 doctors said her heart and kidneys could no longer function.

"You will always remain in our memory and we can never forget your fighting spirit and your lovely smile," Dr. Shamsheer Vayalil, the managing director at VPS Healthcare, wrote on Facebook.

Abdul Atti's family thanked the doctors at Burjeel Hospital for their support after her death.

"Our prayers and heartfelt condolences go out to her family," Burjeel Hospital staff said in a statement obtained by CNN.

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