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He Pingping, the world's shortest man, dies aged 22

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6y, 8m agoPosted 6 years, 8 months ago
The world's shortest man, He Pingping, who was just 74.6cm (2ft 5in) tall, has died in Rome.

He was born in 1988 in Wulanchabu, China, with a form of primordial dwarfism, and was officially recognised as the world's shortest man in 2008.

He was admitted to hospital two weeks ago after suffering a chest complaint and died on Saturday, but his death has only just been announced.

Guinness World Records said he had made a "huge impact around the world".

"From the moment I laid on eyes on him I knew he was someone special - he had such a cheeky smile and mischievous personality, you couldn't help but be charmed by him," said Craig Glenday, Guinness World Records editor-in-chief.

"For such a small man, he made a huge impact around the world," he added.

Mr Pingping was in the Italian capital to take part in the filming of a television programme called The Record Show.

According to the TV production company Europroduzione, he had already filmed two episodes of the programme when he complained of feeling unwell.

"He started to feel slightly ill and we decided to take him to hospital. He entered hospital two weeks ago and had all kinds of tests, being a very special person he had to go though all sorts of tests. He went into intensive care three days after he was admitted," said Marco Fernandez de Araoz, communications director for Europroduzione.

He said that Mr Pingping died on Saturday afternoon and, at the request of his family, his body would be returned to China to be buried.
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6y, 8m agoPosted 6 years, 8 months ago
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#1
Aww man, no way.
#2
Erm...OK.
#3
just seen it on bbc news site
#4
Khagendra Thapa Magar is the shortest man in the world.
#5
what a short life
#6
so does that mean BG1 takes the current title
#7
Of all the things on the news website why the hell did you feel the need to share the news of a deed dwarf!:w00t:
#8
Goonieman
Of all the things on the news website why the hell did you feel the need to share the news of a deed dwarf!:w00t:


:lol::lol::lol:
#9
bossyboots
so does that mean BG1 takes the current title


Said shortist man not manhood:w00t:
#10
pingping

gonegone :oops:
#11
skusey
what a short life


Too soon?
#12
Train Driver
Said shortist man not manhood:w00t:


:lol:

brb gonna start another thread :w00t:
#13
5nowman
Too soon?


There will be more along shortly.
#14
aww bless !
banned#15
how short was he?
banned#16
did he like chilli sauce?
#17
ROKO;8114218
how short was he?


7 inches :)
banned#18
choc1969
7 inches :)




nah! 7inches?

my hairy toe is 9inches
banned#19
He DeadDead
#20
Did anyone see the way he chain smoked, the cigs looked gigantic, it did make me wonder if this is whats done for him, its the equivalent of me smoking fags (no BG1 comments please) the size of rolled up newspapers
banned#21
wow 7inches but where the freaking hell did he shop for clothes?
#22
ROKO;8114285
nah! 7inches?

my hairy toe is 9inches


eugh :?

ROKO;8114325
wow 7inches but where the freaking hell did he shop for clothes?


Toysrus :roll:
#23
He used to smoke 40 a day - Self Inflicted.

But a shame all the same, seen a few programs about him.
#24
bless him
#25
Bigpoppaad
He used to smoke 40 a day - Self Inflicted.

But a shame all the same, seen a few programs about him.


I thought that was an old wives tale about smoking stunting growth :thinking:
suspended#26
Ah damn, such a young age to go. I was always so amazed at his life, he seemed to have a pretty good life yet being so small.
This picture with the worlds tallest man shows how amazing the size difference is.
Yes he wasn't the worlds smallest man, but officially he was.

http://www.popfi.com/wp-content/uploads/he-pingping-sultan-kosen.jpg
http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2009/02/14/article-1145434-0380914B000005DC-729_468x674.jpg
http://img.metro.co.uk/i/pix/2007/07/smalltallAP_450x340.jpg
http://loyalkng.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/world-tallest-shortest-man-meet-sultan-kosen-pingping-world-record-live.jpg

RIP little dude.
#27
Is this just a tall tale :oops: :-D
#28
His Dad's Grumpy, but his Mum is Happy :thumbsup:

In all seriousness, i saw the program where he was getting measured for Worlds Shortest Man, and he seemed a decent enough bloke.

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