Subject of TLC special died after suffering a heart attack
Wesley Warren, the star of the TLC special “The Man With the 132 Lb Scrotum,” died Friday after suffering a heart attack, TheWrap confirmed. He was 49.
The special, which aired last August, chronicled Las Vegas resident Warren's struggle with the medical condition scrotal lymphedema, which caused his scrotum to swell. The condition made it difficult to perform simple tasks such as walking, preparing meals and going to the restroom.
“TLC is saddened to hear about the sudden loss of Wesley,” the network told TheWrap in a statement. “He was a lovely man who bravely told his story, and we share our condolences with his family and friends.”
The special, which was produced by Firecracker Films and distributed by Zodiak Rights for TLC, chronicled Warren's efforts to find appropriate medical care and raise funds for surgery to alleviate his condition.