World’s tallest man has passed away at 26. Pornchai Saosri, who measured 8ft, 8ins (269cm), had been plagued by several illnesses related to his unusual rate of growth and had recently been treated in hospital.
According to the Bangkok post, Pornchai was bedridden and was cared for by his father Saran, 60, his mother Mrs Woen, 56, and their 15-year-old granddaughter before his death.
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.
Mrs Woen used some of the money to redeem her house which had been mortgaged to pay for Pornchai’s medical bills.