Tallest man in the US dies aged 38

Tallest man in the US dies aged 38

Igor Vovkovinskiy, the tallest 'living' man in the US according to the Guinness World Records in 2010, died on Friday, August 20 at 38, his mother, Svetlana Vovkovinska has revealed.

Vovkovinskiy was 7 feet, 8.33 inches tall, according to Guinness World Records.

He died in a hospital after suffering from heart disease with his mom and brother by his side, according to a Facebook post by his mum Svetlana. Just hours before his death, Vovkovinskiy was able to spend time with his brother's family and had his last dinner, which was a piece of Kyiv cake and Fanta.

Vovkovinskiy moved from Ukraine to Rochester, Minnesota, in 1989, for a pituitary gigantism, according to a TV segment he did on "The Dr. Oz Show" in 2010.

During that segment, Guinness World Record officials measured Vovkovinskiy's height and crowned him the new Tallest Living Man in America. He was 27 years old at the time and beat out the previous record holder, Virginia deputy sheriff George Bell, by a third of an inch, according to Guinness.Latest Post