The world's tallest dog, Giant George passed away last week aged 7 years old.
The Great Dane had stood at 7-foot, 3-inches tall. He died peacefully with his owners Dave and Christie Nasser by his side in Tuscon, Arizona. Giant George weighed 245 pounds.
Giant George was deemed the world's tallest dog by Guinness World Records. He was just short of his eighth birthday when he passed away on October 17.
Christie Nasser posted a message on Facebook informing family, friends, and fans of his death. "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." Giant George's Facebook page has over 200,000 fans.
Photos of Giant George can be seen here.
The owners had created a website for George, called GiantGeorge.com, which provided photos and upates of their dog to fans.
The website states: "Giant George is the World's Biggest Dog and was officially verified by Guinness World Records on February 15, 2010 as the World's Tallest Dog. It wasn't long before George had made larger-than-life appearances on the Oprah Winfrey Show & Live with Regis & Kelly and started working on his first book."
An International Giant George Service Day has been set for November 17, according to the website.
A message reads:
In honor of what would be Giant George's 8th Birthday, we are celebrating Giant George Service Day on November 17. Donate your time and/or money to an animal cause or charitable organization that is important to you and your family.
See a video of Giant George below: