The tallest man in us at 7-foot-8, dies at 38

The Guinness World Records declared Vovkovinskiy the tallest person in America at the age of 28

 

 

The tallest man in the United States Igor Vovkovinskiy who stood at 7-feet 8-inches tall (234.5 cm), has died aged 38.

 

His mother Svetlana Vovkovinska took to Facebook and informed about the demise through a post that said Igor remained positive until the very end despite being in a lot of pain.

 

The Ukrainian-American was born in September 1982 and was a law student, an actor, and also an interviewee.

 

He had a health condition called pituitary gigantism which caused excessive secretion of growth hormone.

 

His mother said that her son died on Friday in Minnesota, had brought him from their home in Ukraine in 1989 to get medical treatment at the Mayo Clinic in the northern US state.

 

He already went through two surgeries that saved his life but failed to stop his growth.

 

The Guinness World Records declared Vovkovinskiy the tallest person in America at the age of 28.

 

Igor Vovkovinskiy enjoyed a fan-celebrity moment in 2009 when then-president of United States, Barack Obama have noticed him towering above the crowd at a political rally.

 

He was wearing a T-shirt that called him the "World's Biggest Obama Supporter" and shook hands with the then President.

 

The tallest man in modern United States history was Robert Wadlow who was 8 feet 9 inches (2.72 meters). He also suffered from a growth hormone disorder and went to a peaceful sleep in 1940 at the age of 22.

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