Plus-sized YouTuber Edgar Landaverde, 37, ‘dies of heart attack’ after finding fame online doing food reviews

A PLUS-sized YouTuber famous for doing online food reviews has tragically died at the age of 37.

Edgar Landaverde, better known as Callejas 503, was renowned for making food blogs while visiting local joints and sharing them with his fans online.

Jam PressYouTuber Edgar Landaverde has tragically died at the age of 37[/caption]

The plus-size food blogger was famous for his online food reviewsJam Press

Jam PressLandaverde had more than 178,000 YouTube subscribers after he began his channel in 2012[/caption]

Landaverde’s family took to Instagram on June 6 to share the shocking news with his loyal followers.

They said: “It is a painful truth for the family, but we are making it public to all media: our beloved Callejas 503 has left this world.

“We thank each one of you for the love and support you have shown him.”

While the family did not confirm the cause of his untimely death, fans speculate the food blogger might have had a heart attack.

A funeral service for Landaverde was held last week along with a memorial service that as live-streamed for his followers.

The family added: “We ask for your understanding and respect for the family’s grief. We appreciate all of the messages, support and love.”

Tributes from fans across the globe have now poured in for the star YouTuber.

One such fan wrote: “We’re going to miss you, The Big Callejas.

“Your last ride through the streets in your Toyota or on your motorcycle, you always brought us joy on sad days.

“It breaks my heart that I won’t be able to see you on YouTube any more like I used to.”

Another mourner expressed: “Rest in peace Callejitas, I remember when I got COVID in 2021 and I left the hospital, your videos were very helpful in lifting my spirits.

“You are already resting king.”

At the time of his death, Landaverde had more than 178,000 YouTube subscribers after he began his channel in 2012.

He would document food reviews, travel moments and funny bits from his daily life.

In one of his videos, Landaverde complained that social media wasn’t valued in El Salvador.

He fumed: “I really appreciate it when brands or people value my work because here in my country, El Salvador, brands don’t support content creators.

“They prefer to pay a fortune to be on TV, even though we could probably give them better publicity… Most companies try to pay you with barter deals and are reluctant to invest in you, while they spend big money elsewhere, on radio and TV.

“But who watches TV or listens to the radio anymore? Everything is online now.”

Dangers of obesity

ACOORDING to the NHS, around one in everty four adults in UK are obese.

It is a serious health condition that is known for increasing the chances of other illnesses, including:

Type 2 diabetes
Heart diseases
Forms of cancer

A major study found getting fat could be a factor in four out of 10 cancers.

Experts say obesity can now be linked to 32 types of tumour – 19 more than previously thought.

The “groundbreaking” research by Lund University in Sweden tracked 4.1million people for up to 45 years and analysed 332,501 cases of cancer.

It found up to 40 per cent of the cases were contributed to by the patient’s weight.

Excess flab was newly linked to more tumour types than the 13 officially recognised by the International Agency for Research on Cancer in 2016.

They included cancers in the mouth, throat, stomach and brain.

Study author Dr Ming Sun said: “Our findings suggest that the impact of obesity on cancer might be greater than previously known.

“It is a risk factor for more cancers, especially of rarer kinds, and some of these have never before been investigated in relation to obesity.

“Established obesity-related cancers accounted for 25 per cent of all cancer cases in this study, and the proportion increased to 40 per cent when potential obesity-related cancers were added. 

“A substantial proportion of cancers could potentially be prevented by keeping a normal weight.”

How to lose weight without surgery?

There are various other ways to lose weight without going under the knife.

According to the NHS, to get the best possible start on its weight loss plan, there are seven steps you should follow:

Get active for 150 minutes a week – you can break this up into shorter sessions
Aim to get your 5 A Day – 80g of fresh, canned or frozen fruit or vegetables count as 1 portion
Aim to lose 1 to 2lbs, or 0.5 to 1kg, a week
Read food labels – products with more green colour coding than amber and red are often a healthier option
Swap sugary drinks for water – if you do not like the taste, add slices of lemon or lime for flavour
Cut down on food that’s high in sugar and fat – start by swapping sugary cereal for wholegrain alternatives
Share your weight loss plan with someone you trust – they can help motivate you when you have a bad day

Jam PressThe official cause of death has not yet been revealed by his family[/caption]

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