Chinese woman Yao Defen died at the age of 40 years in mid-November, Chinese authorities said on Wednesday.
The cause of her death was not disclosed.
According to the Guinness Book of Records Yao was considered the third highest woman ever.
Her gigantism was probably caused by compression of a tumour on the pituitary gland, resulting in excessive secretion of growth hormone.
The local newspaper cin Anhui reported that the woman died on November 13. According to the newspaper, she measured 2.36 metres at the time of her death
At 15 years old, Yao was already over 2 metres tall.Source: chiny24 “Chiny: Zmarła najwyższa kobieta na świecie”
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