Zeus, the Great Dane from West Michigan who held the world record for tallest dog, has died.
Owner Kevin Doorlag told the Kalamazoo Gazette that Zeus made his debut in the 2012 edition of Guinness World Records as the tallest living dog.
Zeus was 44 inches (112 centimetres) tall at the shoulder and 7 feet, 4 inches (218 centimetres) on his hind legs.
He died last week from old age, just two months shy of his sixth birthday, according to Doorlag. Zeus weighed 75 kilogrammes and ate a 13.6-kilogramme bag of food every two weeks, the Battle Creek Enquirer reported.
Zeus was a local celebrity in the Kalamazoo area and frequently visited local schools and hospitals as a therapy dog.
Doorlag said he will also miss seeing the joy Zeus brought to other people.