World’s ‘tallest man’, Leonid Stadnyk, dies aged 44 imagine what his coffin is going to look like?
Leonid Stadnyk, believed to be the world’s tallest man at
8ft 4 inches has died. He was just 44. The peasant
farmer from the Ukrainian village of Podoliantsy, died on
Sunday August 24th from a brain haemorrhage after
In his last interview, Leonid, who wears a talked about
how his height was a curse, why he refused to be
measured by the Guinness Book of World Records and
also why he refused to get married
“To me, my height is a curse, a punishment from
God, not something to celebrate. What sin I have
committed, I do not know. All my life I have
dreamed of being just like everyone else. I don’t
want or need the fame that this would bring so I
have no desire to be in this Guinness book.
“I never got married because I don’t want to inflict
my problems on a wife. I think it would not be fair
on her” he said.
At one point, his condition, called giganticism, left him
growing at the rate of roughly a foot every 3 years. His
feet measured 18 inches in length while his palms were
more than a foot in diameter
OFFICIAL LATEX follow us on twitter: @official_latex