World’s shortest man dies at the age of 21
LONDON - Chinese He Pingping, the shortest man in the world who measured less than 75 cm, died in Rome at the age of 21, said Monday the Guinness World Records, based in London, who had authenticated his record.
- The Chinese took part in a TV show when he was seized with chest pains and had to be taken to hospital where he died last weekend, said the British publisher of the book of records.
He Pingping was suffering from a bone disease which had significantly reduced growth. He measures only 74.61 centimetres.
"For a man so small he had a huge impact on the world," said Craig Glenday, editor of Guinness World Records.
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