Yao Defen reportedly died Nov 13 in her hometown of Zhucheng in eastern China.
Born in 1972, Yao developed gigantism due to a tumour on her pituitary gland. By the age of 15, she stood at over two metres tall. At her peak, she weighed over 200 kg.
While playing for her school's basketball team, she fainted on court and had to undergo a medical examination.
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