Sad news: 10-year-old Shiloh Pepin, who appeared on Oprah last month, to discuss her struggles with sirenomelia, perhaps better known as "mermaid syndrome," passed away yesterday afternoon after spending a week in critical condition at the Maine Medical Center. [SanFranciscoChronicle]

Earlier: "Mermaid Girl" Shiloh Pepin Appears On Oprah

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