Suleiman Ali Nashnush

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Suleiman Ali Nashnush
DiedFebruary 25, 1991(1991-02-25) (aged 47–48)
Tripoli, Libya
Height8 ft 0 in (2.44 m)

Suleiman Ali Nashnush (1943 – February 25, 1991) was a Libyan basketball player and actor and one of seventeen individuals in medical history[citation needed] to reach or surpass eight feet in height. In 1960, he successfully underwent surgery to correct his abnormal growth. He was one of the tallest basketball players ever at 8'0 1/2" (245 cm) although he was around 7'10" (239 cm) when he played professional basketball.[1][2]

Nashnush also had a small role in Federico Fellini's film Fellini Satyricon where he played the role of Tryphaena's attendant.[3][4] He died on February 25, 1991.

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  1. ^ "10 Tallest Men In The World Ever (With Photos)". 10Largest. 2014-10-27. Retrieved 2018-05-04.
  2. ^ "The Largest Athletes Of All Time Are Truly Massive • Page 17 of 59 • FRANK151". FRANK151. Retrieved 2018-05-04.
  3. ^ "Suleiman Ali Nashnush Filmography - Yahoo! Movies". Retrieved 2010-09-21.
  4. ^ "Suleiman Ali Nashnush at". 2008-11-21. Retrieved 2010-09-21.

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