The World’s Shortest Man Dead (PHOTOS)

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The world’s shortest man, He Pingping, who stood just over two feet five inches tall (75 centimetres), has died, Britain’s Guinness World Records said Monday. He was 21.

He, a native of China who had a form of primordial dwarfism and measured 74.61 centimetres, was in Rome taking part in a television show when he suffered chest problems. He was taken to hospital, where he died over the weekend. Guinness World Records said it would announce He’s successor as the world’s shortest man in due course. Khagendra Thapa Magar, 18, from Nepal, who is reportedly 51 centimetres (20 inches) high, declared in February that he is the rightful holder of the title. Check out some of Pingping’s best moments.

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