While he recently had surgery to get his scrotum shrunk, it was not the cause of his death, as he had the two heart attacks after being hospitalized for an infection.
According to reports, Warren passed away Friday at University Medical Center after suffering two heart attacks in recent weeks.
Warren’s friend told the Vegas Review-Journal, Warren’s been hospitalized for the last 5-and-a-half weeks for infections stemming from his diabetes, and suffered the heart attacks while in the hospital.
Prior to his surgery last summer to remove the exercise ball-sized growth, Warren used to wear hooded sweatshirts as pants, using the hood as a makeshift scrotum sling.
Warren had suffered from an extreme case of scrotal lymphedema, which causes the scrotum to swell with watery fluid. He appeared on the Howard Stern Show as well as Comedy Central.
His friend Joey Hurtado told the Review-Journal more details:
‘He was in the hospital for five and a half weeks,; the friend told the paper. ‘He had infections that I think were brought on by his diabetes and then he had those heart attacks.’
‘He had been in good spirits after the operation, traveled around in a new van he bought,’
‘We went on a trip to Los Angeles from Las Vegas and he was fine. I kept trying to get him to lose weight so he’d be healthier. He’d get depressed sometimes that he wasn’t healthier than he was.’
Warren had suffered ridicule and abuse in public due to his enlarged scrotum, which is why he chose to go through with the successful surgery.
Our prayers are with Wesley Warren’s family at this time.