The wold's tallest man is dead at age 26

Saosri, who measured at 8ft 8ins (269cm), had before his death, been plagued by several illnesses related to his unusual rate of growth and had recently been treated in a hospital.

World's tallest man, Pornchai Saosri, from Thailand, has reportedly died at the age of 26

The world's tallest man, Pornchai Saosri, from Thailand, has reportedly died at the age of 26.

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

His mother, 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 Pornchai's illnesses, locals had donated 110,000 baht (around £2020) to the family to help with the payment of bills which had piled up from Saosri's hospital visits.

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

May his soul rest in peace.

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