The man who was suffering from pneumonia stood at 1 foot 9.5 inches tall and weighing 31 pounds died on Thursday.
According to the Kathmandu Post, the Nepalese born was admitted to the Lyndon B. Johnson Tropical Medical Center in Pago Pago, Samoa Islands last week.
On 26th February 2012, the Guinness World Records recognised Dangi as the shortest man alive replacing 1 foot, 10.5 inches Gul Mohammed who died at the age of 42 in 1992.
His demise means that 22-year-old Junrey Balawing of the Philippines returns to the top spot as the world’s shortest man alive.
A statement by Guinness World Records on Friday about his death read: