Long life, longest hair

13:35, March 04, 2010      

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Vietnamese herbalist Tran Van Hay, the man some believe had grown the world's longest locks, died of natural causes at his home in Kien Giang Province on February 25.

He was 79 and died before receiving formal acknowledgement of his record.

He had stopped cutting his hair 50 years ago and his hair was 6.8 meters long and weighed 10.5 kilograms. The world record is now in the name of a Chinese woman whose hair is 5.6 meters long.

The herbalist provided free treatment to poor patients in Chau Thanh district until his death.

Nguyen Thi Hoa, his wife, told the media that he had stopped cutting his hair at 25 after often falling seriously ill whenever he cut it.

Source: Vietnam News – Asia News Network

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