Report: World's tallest woman dies at 39

Published On: Dec 05 2012 09:29:37 PM EST

The world's tallest woman has died in China at the age of 39, The Associated Press reported.

Yao Defen died at her home in the eastern China province of Anhui last month, the wire service reported from Chinese state media.

She was certified as the world's tallest woman at 7 feet 7 inches tall by Guinness World Records in 2010, the AP said.

The Xin'an Evening News said she suffered from gigantism but did not give a cause of death.