The tallest man in the USA died: he was an immigrant from Ukraine
On August 20, the tallest man in the United States, Igor Vovkovinsky, also known as Igor Ladan, died in the United States. The 38-year-old actor of Ukrainian descent has died of heart disease. Writes about it Hromadske.
He was known for his height - 234,5 centimeters, - got into the Guinness Book of Records and was recognized at one time as the tallest resident of the States.
Igor's death was announced on August 21 by his mother, Svetlana.
“His last supper was a piece of Kiev cake and fanta,” she wrote. Before his death, Igor tried to make fun of his nephew Andrey: he asked if he had learned the Ukrainian language in a month in Ukraine.
Igor Vovkovinsky was born in 1982 in the Vinnitsa region. Later, his family moved to Kiev, where Igor went to first grade. When he was seven, his parents moved to Rochester, Minnesota to treat Igor's gigantism. By that time, his height was 182 centimeters, and his weight was more than 90 kg. The child has been diagnosed with a tumor pressing on his pituitary gland, causing abnormal growth hormone levels.
When the locals found out about Igor, they helped his family with funds for the operation and home improvement for the guy. In the end, Igor grew to 234,5 centimeters. In 2010, the Guinness Book of Records recognized Vovkovinsky as the tallest resident of the United States.
Igor took part in several TV shows and starred in films. His most famous role is in the 2011 film Celibate Week. In addition, the man took part in the election campaign of President Barack Obama in 2008 as his "largest supporter in the world." Vovkovinsky also took part in the production of Zlata Ognevich, who represented Ukraine at Eurovision 2013.
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The man often visited Ukraine and spoke favorably about it. He also talked a lot about Russian aggression in Donbass, helped raise funds for equipment for the military, and wanted Ukraine to "recapture territory and drive Russian dogs to Moscow."
In April 2021, a man wrote on Facebook: “I love Ukraine, whatever it is. Your Motherland is your Motherland, you cannot change that. "
Igor is survived by his mother and older brother Oleg.
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