Zeus, a great dane and World's Tallest Dog, died last week of old age, his family confirmed to the Kalamazoo Gazette. "We'll really miss him," Kevin Doorlag said.

The Guinness Book of World Records christened Zeus the world's tallest dog in 2012, reporting him as standing 7 feet, 4 inches on his hind legs. He was a fixture in the Kalamazoo, Mich. area for his trips to local schools and hospitals as a therapy dog.

He would have been six in November and enjoyed sitting on his family's laps, wherever they were. "Those are some of the things I'll never forget about him," Doorlag said. "He was definitely a great dog."


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