Is Neil Fingleton Living or Dead?

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British basketball player

Neil Fingleton is ...

Born 18 Dec 1980 in Durham
Died 25 Feb 2017 in Durham
Age36 years, 2 months
Causemyocardial infarction
Height23.26m (76 ft, 3 in)

About Neil Fingleton

Neil Fingleton (18 December 1980 – 25 February 2017) was an English actor and basketball player. He was the tallest British-born man and the tallest man in the European Union at 7 ft 7.56 in (232.6 cm) in height and among the 25 tallest men in the world.This title has been confirmed by the Guinness World Records in the summer of 2007; Fingleton took over from Christopher Greener who stood at 7 ft 6 ¼ in (229.2 cm) in height.


Fingleton died on 25 February 2017, aged 36, at his home in Gilesgate. The cause of death has been reported by British media as heart failure. He is survived by his mother and his two siblings. His funeral was held at Durham Cathedral on 17 March.