World's tallest woman at 2.33m dies in China at age 39
BEIJING (AP) - The world's tallest woman has died in eastern China. She was 39.
Chinese state media say Ms Yao Defen died on Nov 13 at her home in China's eastern province of Anhui.
Guinness World Records in Jan 2010 had certified her as the world's tallest living woman at 2.33m.
The local Xin'an Evening News did not give the cause of death but said in a report that Ms Yao suffered from gigantism, with a tumor on her pituitary gland disrupting her levels of growth hormone.