World’s ‘tallest’ man dies in Thailand at 26

(From Bangkok Post)

A man who once stood 269 centimeters tall and was thought to be the world’s tallest person has died at his home in Surin province at the age of 26.

Pornchai Saosri with his mother, father and niece at his home in Prasat district

Pornchai Saosri with his mother, father and niece at his home in Prasat district in this file picture

His mother, Woen, said her son Pornchai Saosri died at 10.05 am Monday at their house in Ban Takaeo village in Prasat district.

Pornchai, who had suffered from many illnesses related to his unusual growth and hypertension, had been treated in Prasat Hospital for eight days before being released recently and taken back home.  Read more



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