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The 7-foot-7 Allen considered the world's tallest woman died early Wednesday Aug. She was Allen had been hospitalized in recent months as she suffered from a recurring blood infection, along with diabetes, breathing troubles and kidney failure, according to Rita Rosea family friend.

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Some Web sites cite a 7-foot-9 woman from China. Coincidentally, Ms.

Maci Currin, from Austin, stands at 6 feet 10 inches with a left leg that is She has always had long legs. That title belongs to Sun Fang of China, who stands at 7 feet 3 inches tall.

Most Popular. Related Topics. But she was proud of her height, Rose said.

The teenager has encouraged people with unique physical abilities to not "hide it, embrace it". Allen was still listed as the tallest woman.

I used to think I had long legs but not anymore. Allen said a tumor caused her pituitary gland to produce too much growth hormone.

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The 7-foot-7 Allen considered the world's tallest woman died early Wednesday Aug. By the age of 10 she had grown to be 6 feet 3, and by age 16 she was 7 feet 1.

She was According to her mother, Ms Currin was only 19 inches long when she was Taloest, but grew rapidly, reaching nearly 3 feet tall at 18 months old, and growing to 5 feet 7 inches by the time she was nine. With these measurements, Ms Currin now possesses a record formerly held by Ekaterina Lisina of Russia.

She underwent an operation in to stop further growth. Allen lived in the same nursing home, Heritage House Convalescent Centeras year-old Edna Parkerwhom Guinness has recognized as the world's oldest person since August Allen appeared on television shows and spoke to church and school groups to bring youngsters her message that it was all right to be different.

Allen had been hospitalized in recent months as she suffered from a recurring blood infection, along with diabetes, breathing troubles and kidney failure, according to Rita Rosea family friend. She wrote to Guinness Msisissippi Records insaying she would like to get to know someone her own height. The cause of death was not yet known.