https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Wadlow for more info check out this safe link. You might have to ckick twice. Find out his cause of death and many other facts.
When Robert Wadlow was born, he weighed 8lbs 5 oz.
By the time he was five years old, he was 5’6” and weighed over 100 pounds.
The Gentle Giant was born in February 1918 with hyperplasia of the pituitary gland, which resulted in an abnormally high level of human growth hormone. Wadlow’s greatest weight was 493 pounds. He was still growing at the time of his death in 1940; at age 22, he was 8’11” inches tall.Wadlow was the tallest person on earth. He lived across the river in Alton, Illinois, a St. Louis, Missouri border state.
While watching a documentary on him this morning. Bill
said, “They didn’t mention that he played cards with my grandpa back in the
1930s in the house I grew up in. No, I didn't know him. He died before I was born.”
The things you find out after decades of marriage!