The tallest man in the U.S. has passed away at 38 years old

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The tallest man in the United States passed away Friday from heart disease at 38 years old.

The Star Tribune reported that Igor Vovkovinskiy was a bit more than 7 feet, 8 inches tall.

Vovkovinskiy was born in Ukraine in 1982, according to Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Home, where a memorial service is scheduled to be held Saturday.

He came to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, in 1989, according to the Star Tribune.

The man’s significant size was the result of a tumor pressing against his pituitary gland, leading to the secretion of abnormal levels of growth hormone, according to a “60 Minutes Australia” report.

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