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World's shortest man He Pingping dies age 21

By T.K. Randall
March 16, 2010 · Comment icon 13 comments

Image Credit: Ria Novosti
Holder of the title of world's shortest man He Pingping has died at the age of 21 following chest problems.
At less than 75cm tall He Pingping was a well loved and recognisable figure all over the world. He had been featuring on a television show in Rome when he started suffering chest problems and died over the weekend.
The world's shortest man, He Pingping, who stood just over 74. 61 centimetres tall, has died, Britain's Guinness World Records said overnight. He was 21. He - a native of China who had a form of primordial dwarfism - was in Rome taking part in a television show when he suffered chest problems.

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Comment icon #4 Posted by Coffey 14 years ago
21..... Poor guy, not enough time. Still made a mark on a lot of people though, very inspirational.
Comment icon #5 Posted by BiffSplitkins 14 years ago
Poor guy, that is too young to go.
Comment icon #6 Posted by san girl 14 years ago
WoW, he was soo young well R.I.P little guy
Comment icon #7 Posted by stevewinn 14 years ago
he smoked like 20 a day, factor in his size and the size of the ciggy it was like he was smoking a drain pipe. no wonder he's brown bread.
Comment icon #8 Posted by cluey 14 years ago
very sad ....but it's like that worlds tallest woman thing.....because they are unnatural heights.....they spend their lives with big health problems........R.I.P.....little dude.....
Comment icon #9 Posted by psyche101 14 years ago
It is sad, those who are born with primordial dwarfism do not seem to get full lives. RIP young man.
Comment icon #10 Posted by Regency 14 years ago
Even though he was small, his facial features looked quite old - how sad that he was only 21, no age at all to die. RIP.
Comment icon #11 Posted by Staticbug 14 years ago
Comment icon #12 Posted by JonathanVonErich 14 years ago
I saw a documentary about him some months ago.... Rest in peace little man...
Comment icon #13 Posted by JonathanVonErich 14 years ago
life is short.

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