The World’s Smallest Man Has Died

March 15, 2010 / Posted by:

He Pingping, the world’s tiniest man, will be buried in the world’s tiniest coffin in the world’s tiniest plot with the world’s tiniest tombstone on top of it after he passed away on Saturday in Italy. Pingping was just 21-years-old.

Pinping was in Rome shooting a television show when he complained of chest pains. He was taken to the hospital, but doctors couldn’t save him. The Telegraph believes that he died of heart complications, but this hasn’t been confirmed.

Guinness World Records declared Pingping the smallest man alive in March 2008. Pingping measured in at 29 inches tall. The editor-in-chief of Guinness said these kind words about Pingping:

From the moment I laid on eyes on him I knew he was someone special – he had such a cheeky smile and mischievous personality, you couldn’t help but be charmed by him. He brightened up the lives of everyone he met, and was an inspiration to anyone considered different or unusual.

Rest in peace, Pingping.

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