THE tallest man in America who stood at 7ft 8 inches died on Friday aged 38 of heart disease, his family confirmed.
Igor Oleksandrovych Vovkovinskiy, originally from Ukraine, passed away at the Mayo Clinic Hospital Saint Marys campus in Rochester, New York, his mom said in a Facebook post.
He had moved to the US three decades ago to treat a tumor pressing against his pituitary gland.
The tumor was the cause of Vovkovinskiy's immense size.
Vovkovinskiy was crowned America's tallest man in 2010.
He reportedly spoke to his older brother, sister-in-law, and other relatives just before his death.
“Igor was glad to see them, and although it was difficult for him to speak, he tried to joke about his nephew Andriy, whether he had learned the Ukrainian language in a month in Ukraine,” Svetlvana Vovkovinska wrote.
She also shared a picture as she gave her son a final hug.
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