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

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Found 15th Mar 2010
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.

28 Comments

Aww man, no way.

Erm...OK.

Original Poster

just seen it on bbc news site

Khagendra Thapa Magar is the shortest man in the world.

what a short life

so does that mean BG1 takes the current title

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:

Goonieman;8114045

Of all the things on the news website why the hell did you feel the need … 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:

bossyboots;8114038

so does that mean BG1 takes the current title



Said shortist man not manhood:w00t:

pingping

gonegone :oops:

skusey;8114029

what a short life



Too soon?

Train Driver;8114057

Said shortist man not manhood:w00t:



:lol:

brb gonna start another thread :w00t:

5nowman;8114109

Too soon?



There will be more along shortly.

aww bless !

Banned

how short was he?

Banned

did he like chilli sauce?

ROKO;8114218

how short was he?



7 inches

Banned

choc1969;8114248

7 inches





nah! 7inches?

my hairy toe is 9inches

Banned

He DeadDead

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

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

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:

He used to smoke 40 a day - Self Inflicted.

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

bless him

Bigpoppaad;8114441

He used to smoke 40 a day - Self Inflicted. But a shame all the same, … 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:

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.

Is this just a tall tale :oops: :-D

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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