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

    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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