Tributes have been paid to a British dad declared the world's shortest bus driver by Guinness World Records, who has died aged just 58.
Frank Faeek Hachem suffered a heart attack at his home in Hampshire and died on Wednesday, October 21, the agency confirmed.
He was rushed to hospital, but doctors were sadly unable to save him.
Born in Iraq, he moved to the UK over 20 years ago and lived with his family.
He had been a bus driver for Stagecoach South for three years since passing his bus driving test in 2017.
Measuring 136.2cm (4ft5.6inches) tall, Frank was named the world's shortest bus driver by Guinness World Records only last month.
He was born with achondroplasia, a common form of dwarfism, but never let his height hold him back.
Frank continued to work tirelessly throughout the coronavirus outbreak and lockdowns as a key work.
In a previous interview with Guinness World Records, he said that throughout the Covid crisis he was proud to "continue serving his community and help people to reach their destinations".
Discussing his height, he said: "Being a short person, of course, you've got difficulties.
"My advice to people with disabilities and people that face difficulties is to not give up, keep going, and you'll achieve what you want to do."
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Steve Thorpe, Marketing Officer for Stagecoach South, said: "Despite only being with us since 2017, Frank's great personality earned him many good friends amongst his colleagues – myself included – and customers.
"An inspiration to us all, Frank was proud to serve Stagecoach and our communities right up to, what sadly turned out to be, his final day with us.
"He was the most inspirational and friendliest man, showing that disability is no barrier and one who was proud to serve the community."
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Craig Glenday, Editor-in-Chief of Guinness World Records, said when he heard the news: "Frank was determined to prove that height should never be an obstacle, and he was proud to show off his Guinness World Records certificate as a symbol of what can be achieved if you put your mind to it.
"His enthusiasm was inspirational, and his story will have already done much to motivate others towards pursuing their dreams, no matter what challenges they face in life."
Frank's funeral took place at Kingston Cemetery in Portsmouth on Friday, October 23.
The shortest man in the world at the moment is Junrey Balawing of the Philippines, who measures 59.9cm.
Sadly, he is unable to walk and stand unaided.
Currently, the shortest mobile man in the world is Colombian Edward "Nino" Hernandez.
Standing at 70.2cm tall, he is a successful Reggaeton DJ in his home country.
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