Igor Vovkovinski who stood 7 feet 8.33 inches tall and was recognized by Guinness World Records as the Tallest Living Man in America, has died. He was 38.
Vovkovinskiy—born with the medical condition of pituitary gigantism—died of heart failure surrounded by his mother and brother. According to a Facebook post by his mother, he enjoyed a piece of Kyive cake and Fanta soda before his death.
From Guinness World Records:
Originally from the Ukraine, Igor moved to Minnesota with his mother Svetlana when he was 7-years old. With a size 24 10-E shoe, Igor faces challenges daily including fitting into cars, finding comfortable shoes and squeezing into desks at the Minnesota School of Business where he is pursuing a degree in paralegal studies. He's found solace in organizations like the Tall Club International where he's made lasting friendships with other tall people like himself.
Igor now joins the Tallest Living Man, Sultan Kosen (Turkey), who measures in at 8 feet 1 inch and the Tallest Man Ever, Robert Wadlow (US) who stood an amazing 8 feet 11.1 inches tall in the Guinness World Records pantheon.