This photo provided by Tina Valle shows Tanya Angus before contracting her 

This photo provided by Tina Valle shows Tanya Angus before contracting her growth disease, in 1999. As a teenager growing up in Las Vegas, Angus strutted along fashion runways. She was 5 feet 8 inches tall. But at the time of her death Jan. 14, 2013, the 34-year-old Angus stood 7 feet 2 inches and weighed about 400 pounds. She was a victim of a rare disorder called acromegaly that wouldn't let her stop growing. In children the condition is known as gigantism. (AP Photo/Tina Valle)
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This photo provided by Tina Valle shows Tanya Angus before contracting her growth disease, in 1999. As a teenager growing up in Las Vegas, Angus strutted along fashion runways. She was 5 feet 8 inches tall. But at the time of her death Jan. 14, 2013, the 34-year-old Angus stood 7 feet 2 inches and weighed about 400 pounds. She was a victim of a rare disorder called acromegaly that wouldn't let her stop growing. In children the condition is known as gigantism. (AP Photo/Tina Valle)
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