The tallest man in the USA dies at age 38

The tallest man in the USA dies at age 38

The tallest man in America, Igor Vovkovinskiy, has died in Minnesota. 

Igor Vovkovinskiy Facebook page
Source: Facebook/Igor Vovkovinskiy

What should your height be when you’re considered as ‘tall’? According to the internet, if you are 1,83m and above, you are considered a tall human being! 

However, the man who holds the title as the tallest man in America - Igor Vovkovinskiy, was about 2,34m tall. His height was officially registered as a Guinness World Record.

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The 38-year-old was born in the Ukraine and moved to America with his family to receive medical help. 

His mother confirmed the news on Facebook by saying: “Igor died in hospital from heart disease. He and his older brother Oleh were with him until the end. His last dinner was a piece of Kyiv cake and Fanta.”

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Image credit: Facebook/Igor Vovkovinskiy

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