He died at the age of 27 due to complications caused by the deformation of the skull and the weight of the head.
Presumed unmarked grave of Joseph Merrick, better known as the elephant Man, was discovered almost 130 years.
The Merrick was the deformation of the skeleton and soft tissues, which on the one hand gave rise to a society to turn it into a kind of show, and with another – has caused an acute medical curiosity.
His skeleton was kept at the Royal London hospital since his death. But researcher Joe vigor-Mungavin said that he had found the burial place of the soft tissues of the Merrick.
He died on 11 April 1890, aged 27 years, suffocated by the weight of his own head, apparently after trying to lie down. His head was 36 inches (91 cm), his right wrist 12 inches (30 cm) and one of his fingers 5 inches (13 cm) in circumference.
He was buried Merrick in a cemetery in East London, near the graves of the victims of Jack the Ripper, who were killed around the same time.
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