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Giant George: World’s tallest dog dies one month before his 8th birthday

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Giant George – the world’s tallest dog according to the Guinness World Records – died last week, one month before his 8th birthday.

“It is with a heavy heart that we announce Giant George died on Thursday, October 17, 2013,” his owners, David and Christine Nasser, posted on GiantGeorge.com.

“George passed away peacefully surrounded by loved ones … We appreciate the love and support you have given Giant George over the last several years.”

Giant George was the world’s tallest dog according to the Guinness World Records

Giant George was the world’s tallest dog according to the Guinness World Records

Giant George, 3 feet, 7 inches from paw to his shoulder and almost seven feet long, was known for his appearance on shows like Live with Regis & Kelly and Good Morning America.

The Great Dane, owned by David and Christine Nasser, was actually the runt of the litter, according to the website.

“Eager to play … this big Great Dane was scared of water, scared of dogs a fraction of his size and, most of all, scared of being alone,” the site said.

David and Christine Nasser donated a percentage of Giant George merchandise to animal charities and in 2011. They donated more than $500 to a Japanese animal shelter after the country was hit hard by both an earthquake and tsunami.

Family, friends and fans have all posted to George’s Facebook page with their condolences.

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