Tanya Angus once walked modeling runways and stood a healthy 5'8". Today, at 34, Angus died from complications related to acromegaly, better known as gigantism. In her youth Angus was a girl-next-door with long brown hair and lean limbs. As the disease progressed, Angus grew to 7'2" and 400 pounds — all the result of the pressure exerted on her pituitary gland by a benign tumor. Angus became a spokesperson for those suffering from the disorder and an advocate for medical research. Her mother now says that she'll continue her daughter's work: "We can't just let it die with Tanya." [Source]
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