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Woman with one of the world's worst cases of gigantism dies suddenly aged 34 after growing to nearly 7ft and 400lbs
- Tanya Angus, from Las Vegas, suffered rare pituitary disorder acromegaly
- She was just 5ft 8in and 130lbs at the age of 21 before her diagnosis
- A message on her website reads: 'It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing on of our beloved Tanya Angus at 12.25 am January 14, 2013, due to her heart and TIA. RIP dear one'
By Louise Boyle
PUBLISHED: 19:48 GMT, 14 January 2013
A woman who suffered from a rare condition which made her grow into a 6ft 11ins giant has died suddenly at the age of 34.
Tanya Angus, from Las Vegas, spent the last 12 years trying to find a cure for her acromegaly, which meant she couldn't stop growing.
Until the age of 21, Tanya was just 5ft 8ins tall and weighed 130lbs. She rode horses, went dancing and had a boyfriend.
But a tumour became wrapped around her pituitary gland, causing massive amounts of growth hormone to be released into her body.
Tanya, who became wheelchair-bound, had the most extreme form of acromegaly ever seen, growing to nearly 7ft tall, and more than 400lbs.
Ms Angus, who had been working as a supervisor at a Walmart in Michigan, was fired from her post when her condition worsened, and was dumped by her boyfriend when his parents questioned whether she was a man.
Rare disorder: Tanya Angus was a slender 5ft 8 and 130lbs as a teenager, pictured here in 1995 (left). By 2010 (right), she was 6ft 6in and more than 400lbs. She died suddenly today at the age of 34
Struggle: Miss Angus has died at the age of 34 after her heart failed due to her extreme size
Change: Photographs of Ms Angus ages 17 (left) and 31 (right) reveal how acromegaly has affected her face
Healthier times: Before her acromegaly diagnosis, Ms Angus was a keen horserider