Giant George, the Tucson Great Dane who had the title of the world's tallest dog, has died.

The sad news was announced on Oct. 18:

It is with a heavy heart that we announce Giant George died last night. George passed away peacefully surrounded by loved ones; one month before his eighth birthday.

We appreciate the love and support you have given Giant George over the last several years. We look forward to honoring his spirit by continuing his charitable works.

Your thoughts and prayers are much appreciated.

-Team Giant George

Guinness World Records said the 250-pound blue Great Dane was the tallest dog ever on record. He stood 3 feet, 7 inches tall from paw to shoulder.

News of his passing brought well wishes from around the world.

November 17 has been designated Giant George Service Day, a chance for you to give of your time and/or money for your favorite animal cause or charity.

George - who now speaks from beyond the Rainbow Bridge, says You will be honoring me on what would be my 8th birthday by helping animals in your community.

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