Zeus has died, owner Kevin Doorlag told the Kalamazoo Gazette, a local daily in the midwestern US state of Michigan. He would have celebrated his sixth birthday in November. In 2012, when Zeus entered the records book, Doorlag said his massive canine often sparked astonishment when he took him on walks. “The most common thing people ask is: ‘Is that a dog or a horse?’” he recounted, according to NBC news. The Great Dane which towered 2.2 metres on his hind legs was reported in the Guinness World Records as eating an entire 14-kilogram bag of food every day and weighing in at 70.3 kilograms.