GiantGeorgeThe owners of the dog who Guinness deemed the world’s tallest have announced that he passed away on Oct. 17.

“We appreciate the love and support you have given Giant George over the last several years,” said owners David and Christine Nasser. The Great Dane was nearly 8 years old, and measured 3 feet, 7 inches from paw to shoulder. He was almost 7 feet long.

Giant George and his family made appearances on several morning shows after he was given the Guinness title for the World’s Tallest Dog. According to his website, he was actually the runt of his litter. “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. – Read it at ABC News