Sabah Jabbar Hadi the tallest man in Iraq and the second tallest man in the world has died while undergoing thyroid surgery in Indian, local media reported.
Hadi suffered multiple heart attacks during his trip.
Born in 1985 in Diwaniyah province, Hadi was 2.42 metres tall, only a little shorter than the Turkish recordholder Sultan Kosen who is the Guinness Book of World Records’ tallest person living today. Kosen stands at 2.46 metres.
According to Iraqi media, Hadi’s height stopped him from getting married as women would not accept his proposals.
“My family and friends searched a lot for a woman who is at least 1.9 metres tall and would marry me but all their attempts were unsuccessful,” he had said.
“I have no choice but to search in foreign countries, where tall and beautiful women live, perhaps she will be German or Russian,” he added.