Just a month shy of his eighth birthday, Giant George, the world’s tallest dog, has passed away.
A legend in his lifetime, the blue Great Dane died peacefully in Tucson, Arizona on October 17, 2013, while being comforted by his caretakers Dave and Christie Nasser.
The famed Fido weighed in at a whopping 245 pounds, and in 2010 he was named not just the world’s tallest dog, but the Guinness Book of World Records’ “Tallest Dog Ever.”
Though George was shockingly the runt of his litter, he measured 43 inches from his paw to his shoulders, and 7 feet, 3 inches when standing on his hind legs.
The mighty mutt ate a massive 180 pounds of food every month and even had his own queen-sized bed!
In a post on Giant George’s official Facebook page, his grieving guardians wrote:
“It is with a heavy heart that we announce Giant George died last night.
George passed away peacefully surrounded by loved ones; one month before his eighth birthday.
We appreciate the love and support you have given Giant George over the last several years. We look forward to honoring his spirit by continuing his charitable works.”
Rest in peace, Giant George! You will truly be missed!
— Alisa Manzelli, exclusive to Global Animal