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Yao Defen

Born: 1972-07-15 - Died: 2012-11-13
Cause of Death:
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Death Summary: Details about Defen's death were not revealed, though her condition stemmed from a tumor in her pituitary gland. Her death went largely unreported for nearly a month, until Chinese state media reportedly revealed the news.

Who was Yao Defen : Yao Defen was the tallest woman in the world, while alive. She held the Guinness World record, standing at 7 feet, 8 inches tall. Her recorded weight was 200 kilograms (440 lbs.). Her feet were a UK size 26.

Defen's size was the result of a tumor in her pituitary gland. She suffered from hypertension, heart disease, poor nutrition, and osteoporosis, according to reports.
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