The tallest man in the United States has died in Minnesota (USA) at the age of 38, according to Guinness World Records. Igor Oleksandrovich Vovkovinsky was born in a bar in Ukraine, moved to the United States at the age of seven and died last Friday (20th).
Vovkowski left his home country to treat a tumor that was suppressing the pituitary gland responsible for above-average growth. He died after meeting relatives he had not seen in a long time.
“Igor was glad to see them, and although it was difficult to speak, if he had learned the Ukrainian language within a month, he would have tried to play with his nephew Andrei,” wrote his mother Svetlvana Vovkowski in the publication.
The 2.10-meter-tall Ukrainian was officially named the tallest man in the United States in 2010 by Guinness World Records in New York. He overtook George Bell a few inches.
“I’m so glad I finally got the proof that I’m the tallest man in America. Everyone always asks me if I’m sure I’ll ever be the tallest person I ‘ve ever been.
Two years later, Vovkowski started a fundraiser with the goal of buying $ 16,000 worth of special shoes. He received thousands of donations, according to the Star Tribune portal, but Reebok gave him the pairs he needed.
In recent years the health of the record holder has deteriorated and even his mobility has been severely affected. Also, he was there Diabetes. Vovkowski was buried in the United States on Saturday (21) at 2 p.m.