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The story of the 24-year-old who looked like an old man and died after 74 surgeries

At the age of 24, one of the tallest people in the world died  but was known for his rare condition as “the man who has never stopped growing”.

His name was Robert Smith and he was forced to stay at his home and in bed, for many months. Despite the pains, and 74 surgeries, the 24-year-old died from a heart attack in his home in Walsken near Wisbech, Cambrigeshire.

Among other things, Proteus syndrome and unbearable bones pains, the 24-year-old who looked like an old man, had begun to completely lose his sight and his hearing.