According to Guinness World Records, the tallest man in the United States died of a heart attack in Minnesota (USA) at the age of 38. Igor Oleksandrovich Vovkovinsky was born in a bar in Ukraine, went to the United States at the age of 7 and died last Friday (20th).
Vovkowski left his home country to cure the tumor, which compresses his pituitary gland, causing it to grow above average. He died a few days after meeting relatives he had not seen in a long time.
“Igor was pleased to see them, and although it was difficult for him to speak, if he had learned the Ukrainian language in a month, he would have tried to play with his son-in-law Andrei,” said mother Svetlvana Vovkovinsky.
The Ukrainian is 2.10 meters tall and was officially named the tallest man in the United States by Guinness World Records in 2010 in New York. He surpassed George Bell by a few inches.
“It’s great that I finally got the proof that I’m the tallest man in America. Everybody always asks me if I’m convinced I’re the tallest ever, I can not prove it. Now I have the certificate for hanging on the wall, I can finally show it!” Said the young man when.
Two years later, Vovkowski began a fundraiser with a $ 16,000 goal to buy special shoes. According to the Star Tribune portal, thousands of donations came to him, but Reebok gave him the pairs he needed.
The record holder’s health has deteriorated in recent years, and his mobility has also been severely affected. Besides, he had too Diabetes. Vovkovinsky was buried in the United States on Saturday (21) at 2 p.m.