Mehmet Ozyurek, the longest-nose Guinness World Record (GWR) holder, died at the age of 75. GWR stated on its website that it is “saddened” by Mr. Ozyurek’s death. The Turkish man’s nose measured 3.46 inches, and GWR verified the record in November 2021. Mr. Ozyurek has previously been given the title of the longest nose on a live person (male) twice, once in 2001 on the set of ‘Guinness World Records: Primetime in Los Angeles’ and again in 2010 on the set of ‘Lo Show del Record’ in Italy. Mr. Ozyurek was widely known and adored for his zeal for life, and he frequently boasted of how he was “blessed” to have a record-breaking nose, according to GWR.
His last rituals were performed in his hometown of Artvin.
Mr. Ozyurek became unwell and suffered a heart attack, according to GWR, and he was due to have surgery. Doctors attempted to save him, but their attempts were futile.
His son Baris told the Turkish news portal Mynet: “I sincerely thank the people of Artvin and their fans. We have pain. My father was very kind-hearted, he tried not to offend anyone. My father was not only at peace with his nose, but he was also at peace with his life.”
In 2021, the world record holder informed GWR that his sniffing abilities were unique.
“I say ‘there is a smell here’. Other people say ‘we don’t smell that smell’. I say, ‘you may not smell it but I can’,” the website carried a quote from Mr. Ozyurek.