The world’s shortest man, He Pingping, died at age 21 last Saturday in Rome. He was in the Italian capital to film for a TV programme when he was admitted to hospital two weeks ago for chest problems.
He was born in Wulanchabu, China, with a form of primordial dwarfism; he was officially recognised as the world’s shortest man (74.6cm) in 2008 [via BBC].
The man had lived a colourful life albeit a short one, travelling places and meeting all sorts of people. Unfortunately he couldn’t fulfil his dream of living-a-normal-life. Rest in peace.
The pic shows He Pingping and world’s tallest man Sultan Kösen (2.47m).