09/12/2014 08:13 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Rest In Peace Zeus, World's Tallest Pooch


He was a good boy.

Michigan Great Dane Zeus, the world's tallest dog, passed away last week, Michigan Live reports.

His owner, Kevin Doorlag, said the pooch passed at the age of 5.

Zeus was just days away from celebrating his two-year anniversary as the world's tallest dog, according to the Guinness World Records.

The Great Dane stood at 44 inches, and measured more than 7 feet high on his hind legs.

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Doorlag is remembering Zeus as a "wonderful dog." He said he and his wife, Denise, will especially miss letting Zeus sit on their laps while the family would grill on their deck.

"We'll really miss him," Doorlag said.

The previous record holder, Giant George, stood at 43 inches before his death.

As a 3-year-old pup, Zeus weighed 155 pounds and ate a 30-pound bag of food every two weeks.

We'll miss you, Zeus. You were truly a great Great Dane.

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