World's Shortest Man Dead: He Pingping Dies At 21 (PHOTOS)


First Posted: 03-16-10 03:16 PM | Updated: 03-17-10 02:58 AM
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He Pingping, the world's shortest man, has died at the age of 21, AFP reports. Pingping was 2 feet, 5 inches tall. His death was announced by the a spokesman for the Guinness World records.

Pingping was filming a TV program called "The Record Show" in Italy when he developed chest problems, according to reports.

Born in China with a form of primordial dwarfism, Pingping was recognized as the world's shortest man in 2008.

"For such a small man, he made a huge impact around the world," Guinness World Records editor-in-chief Craig Glenday said, according to the BBC.

source:http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/03/16/he-pingping-worlds-shorte_n_499625.html

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