Wesley Warren Jr, Man With 132-Pound Scrotum, Dies

WarrenWesley Warren Jr., a man who garnered attention for his 130-pound scrotum, died Friday at the age of 49. According to Warren’s roommate, the man had suffered from multiple heart attacks before passing away in a Las Vegas hospital.

Joey Hurtado, Warren’s roommate, said that he had been in the hospital for over a month due to infections related to his diabetes. Then, he apparently suffered from two heart attacks in the hospital. Hurtado claims that Warren’s death has nothing to do with his testicle removal surgery in 2013.

In 2008, Warren obtained a blow to his right testicle, and woke up the next morning finding it the “size of a honeydew melon,” he told the Huffington Post. Warren had no health insurance, so did not immediately seek medical attention. His testicle grew nearly 3 pounds with each passing month.

Unable to work and practically bedridden and in need of money, Warren accepted the offer from a British film company to make a documentary about his condition and struggles. The documentary aired in Britain under the name The Man with the 10-Stone Testicles. It also aired in Australia under the name The Man with the Biggest Testicles, and TLC purchased the film and converted it into a limited run series for their network. That show was called The Man with the 132-Lb Scrotum.

Warren, the man with the 132-pound scrotum, garnered attention after word of his watermelon-sized scrotum got out, and began to receive offers from people wanting to help, but he noted that living life with such a large obstruction became very challenging. “I couldn’t get on a plane. I was too big to fit in an airplane restroom,” he said.

Radio show host Howard Stern got involved, and encouraged listeners to donate money for Warren’s cause. Warren was put in contact with a doctor that specialized in patients suffering from a disorder called scrotal lymphedema, which causes the scrotum to accumulate lymph fluid and excess tissue. Because of the help, Warren was able to have a surgery removing his enlarged testicle, and emerged from the operating room 200 pounds lighter. He had weighed over 500 pounds before the surgery.

Warren still required multiple surgeries to help with the condition, and while his situation had been improved, he still had a long way to go. After the show and surgery, Warren went on a media tour with TLC promoting the show. He had been inspired to spread the word on his condition and desired to host his own radio or talk show.

Doctors are still unsure of what may have caused Warren’s condition, but they do not believe that it is from any sort of physical injury he may have suffered from. Another possible diagnosis suggested was found to have been only transmitted by a mosquito indigenous to Asia, Africa, or Central America, where Warren had never traveled.

Originally from Orange, New Jersey, Warren moved to Las Vegas in hopes to be a production assistant on the movie Casino. He had no family in the immediate area, but was motivated to gain contact with them once he underwent surgery. Wesley Warren Jr., the man with the 132-pound scrotum, died Saturday.

By Nathan Rohenkohl

Sources:

Huffington Post
Las Vegas Review-Journal
New York Daily News

12 Responses to Wesley Warren Jr, Man With 132-Pound Scrotum, Dies

  1. Michelle Brewster September 10, 2014 at 8:08 pm

    Rest in peace Warren.

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  2. Edward Radqvit July 6, 2014 at 2:09 pm

    Edward ! He was a kind and wonderful man, i became very sorry in the end of
    Tv-documtary when I saw that he was dead. Right now when the operation was
    succeded and he was so happy. It would have been to meet, hope it wiil be in
    next life. Until that moment, R.I.P Warren Jr

    Reply
  3. Billy Sands May 13, 2014 at 11:44 pm

    give new meaning to big balls

    Reply
  4. Barbara Glover April 22, 2014 at 3:47 pm

    I watched the documentary this evening ( 22nd April 2014) and was saddened to see the tribute to Warren at the end of the programme. He was so looking forward to getting his life back on track. A brave man. Rest in peace, Warren.

    Reply
  5. Jamal March 23, 2014 at 3:22 am

    Last week watched the documentary of the operation,and we are saddened by his sudden death.May God rest his soul.

    Reply
  6. lalaloopsy March 19, 2014 at 8:21 pm

    God bless and may he rest in peace

    Reply

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