Sandy Allen, the world’s tallest woman, passed away this morning at the age of 53. Sandy’s cause of death is unknown. A family friend said that she was recently hospitalized for a blood infection, breathing trouble and kidney failure. She died at a nursing home in Shelbyville, Indiana.
Guinness World Records confirmed that Sandy is still listed as the world’s tallest woman at 7’7″. Supposedly there’s a woman in China who is 7’9″ but that hasn’t been confirmed.
Sandy was always proud of her height and used it to teach school kids that it’s okay to be different. Sandy also had a huge sense of humor. In the 1980s she was a regular at the Guinness World Records Museum in Toronto. She said, “I’ll never forget the old Japanese man who couldn’t speak English, so he decided to feel for himself if I was real.”
Rest in peace, Sandy Allen! You will be missed.