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Nelson de la Rosa

Born: 1968-06-06 - Died: 2006-10-22
Cause of Death:
Heart Failure

Death Summary: Nelson died of unknown causes in a New York hospital, at the age of 38. His health problems started shortly after arriving from Chile, were he had been working in a circus.
Nelson is survived by his wife, and a 9-year-old son.

Who was Nelson de la Rosa : One of the shortest actors and smallest men in the world (he measured 54 centimeters). He was born in the Dominican Republic. De la Rosa became famous when he appeared in the 1996 film, "The Island of Dr. Moreau", next to Marlon Brando.
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13 Signatures in Nelson de la Rosa's guestbook

  1. Lorenzo Says:


  2. soraya Says:

    no lo sabia que dios los guarde en la falta de nelson… vivo en holanda no sabia… dios los proteja.. soraya

  3. shunta Says:

    u will always be missed

  4. Marcelo Says:

    Que se joda siempre fue y sera un hijo de puta

  5. Lulu Says:

    Solo lo vi una vez en un cinco y me agrado mucho es muy gracioso aya en el cielo tendra muchas novias como siempre

  6. katie Says:


  7. Mauna Says:

    You are an inspiration to all who have wittnessed you perform and live such a unique life for such a small person… you lived life larger than most!

  8. Keauna Says:

    Nelson, I would have loved to meet you, you were so outgoing and brave. I’m glad you lived a rich life.

  9. Cameron Eades Says:

    poor guy + he died so young at 38

  10. Ruben Goico Says:

    Tuve el honor de conocerte en una de esas actividades que se relizaban en la Terraza del Hotel Napolitano, donde te pasabas por encima de la cornisa y hacias reir a todos con tus ocurrencias, fuiste el hombre mas pequeño del Mundo en 1990 y aprecio haberte conocido, Dios te tenga en su Gloria

  11. Russell Kaufman Says:

    R.I.P I remember the day that we met in Miami at La Paloma Restaurant I will never forget that day as you left a lasting impression in my heart ! I still to this day carry the card that you signed for me !! We will meet again my friend !!!

  12. Nene Says:


  13. Kouame yao Says:

    You can be proud of yourself because you did what is expected from every human which is to impact the world in the way he can. By your nature, you did what you could and i pray that your soul rests in peace


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