Sandy Allen

 

 

Age: 53

 

Summary: actress and world-record holder who was recognized as the world's tallest female at 7 feet, 7 inches tall in which a tumor caused her pituitary gland to produce too much growth hormone but she used her height to inspire schoolchildren to accept those who are different, and who had been hospitalized in recent months with a recurring blood infection, diabetes, breathing problems, and kidney failure.

 

 

Cause of Death: Sepsis

 

Born: June 18, 1955

 

Died: August 13, 2008

 

Location: Shelbyville, Indiana