Wesley Warren Jr., who became famous with his TLC documentary about his 132-pound scrotum, has reportedly died. According to TMZ, Warren Jr. passed away at age 49 after suffering two heart attacks in the last few weeks.
Wesley Warren Jr. first shot to fame in 2011, when the Las Vegas Review-Journal wrote about his 132-pound scrotum, which was caused by scrotal elephantiasis, or a buildup of fluid within his testicles. At the time, he was hoping to raise $1 million for a surgery that would correct his problem. While the famous Dr. Mehmet Oz apparently offered to perform the procedure for free, Wesley Warren Jr. declined when Oz made him promise to only conduct interviews on the doctor's show. This led many to accuse the man of wanting to keep his 132-pound scrotum for fame.
"Who would want to live like this?" Warren told the Review-Journal in June. "I just don't want to die during the operation."
Watch a scene from Wesley Warren Jr.'s documentary below.
The man with the 132-pound scrotum grew even more famous after he discussed his plight on "The Howard Stern Show." Before his rumored death, Wesley Warren Jr. also made headlines for blaming America's health care system for his condition. Warren Jr. told Huffington Post that he could have had surgery on his testicles sooner if he could have afforded it.
"Right now, we have one party in this country that can stifle everything," he said in August. "I actually get where the Republicans are coming from. But we've become what the old Soviet Union used to be — a country that can't meet the basic needs of its people. That's sad."
Wesley Warren Jr. did ultimately get surgery on his 132-pound scrotum last year, when doctors at the Center for Reconstructive Urology in California agreed to operate on him for free. But Warren reportedly spent time on a ventilator after the surgery because of his other health problems. The surgery was filmed as part of a British television documentary called The Man With The 10-Stone Testicles.
"I cannot express how ecstatic I’m feeling about the future,” Wesley Warren Jr. said after the surgery. “And if some way somehow or another I can stumble upon love – any kind of love – I think I will finally be happy. I’m very thankful that I’ve been given my life back."
Watch The Man With The 10-Stone Testicles documentary below.