Sudanese tall man Manute Bol died on June 19, 2010.
He was 7'7" tall and had played in the US based basketball league, the NBA, for the Washington Bullets. A Dinka man, his heart was for Sudan, where he helped build hospitals. He had been there to help with the elections in April, 2010. Manute contracted health problems, and delayed some of his health needs, which later lead to his death in Virginia, USA.
Read an article that describes his career, and character.
Another article describes his motivation for helping in Sudan.