Yao Defen

 

 

Age: 40

 

Summary: Chinese record holder who was certified as the world's tallest living woman at 7 feet 7 inches (233.3 centimeters) in the Guinness World Records in January 2010, but who suffered from gigantism with a tumor on her pituitary gland disrupting her levels of growth hormone.

 

Cause of Death: Unknown causes

 

Born: July 15, 1972

 

Died: November 13, 2012

 

Location: Anhui, China