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MUMBAI, INDIA - MARCH 18: Chandra Bahadur Dangi shortest adult man in world resting inside camp at Rambo Circus on March 18, 2015 in Mumbai, India. 72 year old Dangi, who is from Nepal measures 0.546 m (21 Inches)and is making short visit to India on his way to the South Pacific Island of Samoa to make a guest appearance in a circus. (Photo by Arijit Sen/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
MUMBAI, INDIA - MARCH 18 : Nepalese resident and world's shortest adult Chandra Bahadur Dangi, 74, looks on during a visit to a circus in Mumbai on March 18, 2015. Dangi, from a remote valley in southwestern Nepal, measuring 54.6 cm (21.5 inches) tall. (Photo by Imtiyaz Shaikh /Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
Chandra Bahadur Dangi, from Nepal, the shortest adult to have ever been verified by Guinness World Records, is pictured during a photocall in London on November 13, 2014, to mark Guinness World Records Day. Chandra Dangi, measures a tiny 21.5in (0.54m) the same height as six stacked cans of beans. AFP PHOTO / ANDREW COWIE (Photo credit should read ANDREW COWIE/AFP/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 13: The shortest man ever, Chandra Bahadur Dangi meets the worlds tallest man, Sultan Kosen (not seen) for the very first time on November 13, 2014 in London, England. Chandra from Nepal measuring 54.6 cm (21.5 inches) posed for photographers with Sultan from Turkey who is 251 cm (8 ft 3 inches). Today is the 10th annual Guinness World Records Day during which thousands of people are expected to come together to celebrate the international day of record-breaking. (Photo by Yunus Kaymaz/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 13: The shortest man ever, Chandra Bahadur Dangi meets the worlds tallest man, Sultan Kosen (not in shot) for the very first time on November 13, 2014 in London, England. Chandra from Nepal measuring 54.6 cm (21.5 inches) posed for photographers with Sultan from Turkey who is 251 cm (8 ft 3 inches). Today is the 10th annual Guinness World Records Day during which thousands of people are expected to come together to celebrate the international day of record-breaking! (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
World's shortest man, Nepalese Chandra Bahadur Dangi (2nd L), 72, poses while shaking hands with Indian Jyoti Amge (2nd R), 19, the world's shortest woman, upon her arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu on September 27, 2012. Jyoti arrived in Kathmandu for a three-day visit. AFP PHOTO/Prakash MATHEMA (Photo credit should read PRAKASH MATHEMA/AFP/GettyImages)
Chandra Bahadur Dangi (R), the 72-year-old Nepali crowned the 'world's shortest man' by Guinness World Records, and his nephew Dolakh Dangi (L) meet Elle the koala at Wildlife World in Sydney on May 14, 2012. Dangi, who is just 54.6 centimetres tall, is in Australia for a week of promotional engagements. AFP PHOTO / Torsten BLACKWOOD (Photo credit should read TORSTEN BLACKWOOD/AFP/GettyImages)
Chandra Bahadur Dangi, the 72-year-old Nepali crowned the 'world's shortest man' by Guinness World Records, speaks during a press conference in front of the Sydney Harbour Bridge on May 14, 2012 at the start of a week of promotional engagements. Dangi, from a remote valley in southwestern Nepal, stands just 54.6 centimetres (21.5 inches) tall. AFP PHOTO / Greg WOOD (Photo credit should read GREG WOOD/AFP/GettyImages)
Chandra Bahadur Dangi, a 72-year-old Nepali who claims to be the world's shortest man at 56 centimetres (22 inches) in height, looks at his watch in Kathmandu on February 26, 2012. Dangi, who stands just 54.6 centimetres (21.5 inches) tall, was also declared the shortest human adult ever documented on February 26. AFP PHOTO/Prakash MATHEMA (Photo credit should read PRAKASH MATHEMA/AFP/Getty Images)
Chandra Bahadur Dangi, a 72 year old Nepali who claims to be the world's shortest man at 56 centimetres (22 inches) in height, plays a traditional drum in Kathmandu on February 26, 2012. Dangi left his home in a isolated village in southwestern Nepal to fly to the capital to be measured by Guinness World Records officials on February 26. AFP PHOTO / Prakash MATHEMA (Photo credit should read PRAKASH MATHEMA/AFP/Getty Images)
Chandra Bahadur Dangi, a 72-year-old Nepali who claims to be the world's shortest man at 56 centimetres (22 inches) in height, looks on after arriving by flight in Kathmandu from Nepalgunj on February 22, 2012. Dangi embarked to the capital city as Guinness World Records experts are due to arrive in Nepal to measure a 72-year-old claiming to be the world's shortest man. AFP PHOTO/Prakash MATHEMA (Photo credit should read PRAKASH MATHEMA/AFP/Getty Images)
In a picture taken on February 7, 2012, Chandra Bahadur Dangi, a 72-year-old Nepali who claims to be the world's shortest man at 56 centimetres (22 inches) in height, looks on in Jhapa district, southeastern Nepal. Pilloried by neighbours, laughed at in freakshows and spurned by the women he admired from afar, Chandra Bahadur Dangi has always seen his tiny stature as a curse. But the 72-year-old Nepali, who claims to stand at just 56 centimetres (22 inches), is on the brink of life change as significant as a lottery win as experts prepare to test his claim to be the shortest man in history. AFP PHOTO/Prakash MATHEMA (Photo credit should read PRAKASH MATHEMA/AFP/Getty Images)
Chandra Bahadur Dangi, the world shortest person, walks on the sand at Bondi Beach in Sydney, Tuesday, May 15, 2012. The 72-year-old Nepalese man, whom a doctor and Guinness World Records official measured and confirmed his height is 54.6 centimeters (21.5 inches) February 2012, touches the ocean and sand for the first time in his life. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)
Nepalese Chandra Bahadur Dangi, 72, who says he's only 22 inches (56 centimeters) tall arrives at the airport in Katmandu, Nepal, Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012. Guinness World Records officials will be in Nepal this weekend to measure Dangi who hopes to be named the world's shortest man. Dangi is hoping to snatch the title of the world's shortest man from Junrey Balawing of the Philippines, who is 23.5 inches (60 centimeters) tall. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)
Editor in Chief of Guinness World Records Craig Glanday, right, and Dr. Kashila Pradhan, left, officially measure Nepal's Chandra Bahadur Dangi, 72, who says he's only 22 inches (56 centimeters) tall, at the CIWEC clinic in Katmandu, Nepal, Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012. Guinness World Records officials measured Dangi who hopes to be named the world's shortest man later Sunday. Dangi is hoping to snatch the title of the world's shortest man from Junrey Balawing of the Philippines, who is 23.5 inches (60 centimeters) tall. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)
Nepal's Chandra Bahadur Dangi, 72, who says he's only 22 inches (56 centimeters) tall, looks at a copy of the Guinness World Record book at a guesthouse just hours before he was to be measured by officials, in Katmandu, Nepal, Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012. Guinness World Records officials were set to measure Dangi who hopes to be named the world's shortest man Sunday. Dangi is hoping to snatch the title of the world's shortest man from Junrey Balawing of the Philippines, who is 23.5 inches (60 centimeters) tall. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)
In a picture taken on February 8, 2012, Chandra Bahadur Dangi (C), a 72-year-old Nepali who claims to be the world's shortest man at 56 centimetres (22 inches) in height, is carried by his nephew Tilak Dangi on the way to his home village in Dang district, some 540 kilometres southwest of Kathamandu. Pilloried by neighbours, laughed at in freakshows and spurned by the women he admired from afar, Chandra Bahadur Dangi has always seen his tiny stature as a curse. But the 72-year-old Nepali, who claims to stand at just 56 centimetres (22 inches), is on the brink of life change as significant as a lottery win as experts prepare to test his claim to be the shortest man in history. AFP PHOTO/Prakash MATHEMA (Photo credit should read PRAKASH MATHEMA/AFP/Getty Images)
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The Guinness World Records organization has released a statement confirming the passing of one of its titleholders.

Chandra Bahadur Dangi, considered the world's shortest man at just 21.5 inches tall, died on Thursday at the age of 75.

His last location was the Lyndon B. Johnson Tropical Medical Center in American Samoa where The Kathmandu Post reports he was admitted for pneumonia.

In addition to being confirmed the shortest man in 2012, he was concurrently awarded the designation as the "shortest man ever."

As Dangi told the Telegraph in a 2014 interview, "It's been a lifelong dream to travel and becoming a Guinness World Records title holder has enabled me to do that. It makes me extremely proud to represent Nepal all around the world. I'm extremely humbled by the support I receive."


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