Photos: World’s Tallest Man dies at 26

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The world’s tallest man has died at 26. P0rnchai Saosri, who measured a whopping 8ft 8ins (269cm), had been plagued by several illnesses related to his unusual rate of growth and had recently been treated in hospital.

Acxording to the Bangkok post, P0rnchai was bedridden and being cared for by his father Saran, 60, his mother Mrs Woen, 56, and their 15-year-old granddaughter before his death..

Mrs Woen reported that her son had died at 10.05am on November 9 at their home on Ban Takaeo village in the Prasat district of Thailand.She said she had found her son dead after returning from washing dishes.After the media originally reported P0rnchai’s illnesses, locals had donated 110,000 baht (around £2020) to the family.

Mrs Woen used some of the money to redeem her house which had been mortgaged to pay for P0rnchai’s medical bills.

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