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    World's tallest woman, 53, dies in Indiana

    Sandy Allen, who used her height to inspire schoolchildren to accept those who are different, died at a nursing home in her hometown of Shelbyville, Indiana, family friend Rita Rose said.
    The cause of death was not yet known. Allen had been hospitalized in recent months as she suffered from a recurring blood infection, along with diabetes, breathing troubles and kidney failure, Rose said.
    In London, Guinness World Records spokesman Damian Field confirmed Wednesday that Allen was still listed as the tallest woman. Some Web sites cite a 7-foot-9 woman (2.36 meters) from China.

    http://www.cnn.com/2008/US/08/13/tal....ap/index.html

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    God Bless her. So many of us fuss over a little gray hair or few extra pounds or nose that is a millimeter too long but Sandy lived a life that was truly unique and she it was uncommon grace.

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    Awe, how sad. I saw a documentary about her not too long ago. She was a sweet soul.

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    I hate that she died. It sounds like she was a real blessing to others. What a nice person she was.

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    So sad. She seemed to be a wonderful person.

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    So sad to hear of her passing.

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    I've met her a couple of times. She was a truly genuine person. May she rest in peace.

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    In the documentary I saw about her she seemed like a lovely woman. This is very sad news. She is gone far too soon.



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