Chinese Yao Defen, Tallest woman dies at 39

By: System Admin in People

Yao Defen, 39, a Chinese woman from eastern Anhui province who was certified as the tallest woman in the world has died in eastern China. worlds-tallest-woman-dies-china.jpg Chinese state media said Yao Defen died on Nov. 13 at her home. A government official in China who gave only his surname, Liu, said that he was not certain of the cause of her death.

An Anhui newspaper reported that Yao reached a height of 2.36 metres. It also added that Yao Defen learned to play basketball when young, and that she was 6 feet, 7 inches tall by the age of 15. yao-defen-worlds-tallest-woman-dies.jpg Yao Defen was listed as the world's tallest woman by Guinness World Records in 2010, when she stood 2.33 metres (seven foot eight inches) high, according to the record compiler's website.

Meanwhile, the local Xin'an Evening News said in a report that Yao suffered from gigantism, with a tumor on her pituitary gland disrupting her levels of growth hormone. confirmed Yao's death on Wednesday. yao-defen-worlds-tallest-woman-china.jpg In a Chinese-language video from three years ago, Yao expressed anguish at her unusual height. "I am very unhappy. Why am I this tall?" she said from her bed. "If I were not this tall, others would not look at me like this."

Yao Defen, recorded as the third tallest woman who ever lived. worlds-tallest-woman-dies-yao-defen.jpg

Source: MSN news, Yahoo news

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