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World's oldest woman dies at 115

2013-01-13 07:53

Tokyo - A Japanese official says a woman in his town near Tokyo who became world's oldest living female just last month has died at 115.

Koto Okubo died on Saturday at a nursing home in Kawasaki City, according to city official Mitsuhiro Kozuka. He said her relatives declined to release the cause of her death and family details.

Born on 24 December 1897, Okubo held her title for less than a month following the death of Dina Manfredini of the United States.

Manfredini died within two weeks after becoming the world's oldest person. Jiroemon Kimura, a 115-year-old man in Japan's ancient capital of Kyoto, inherited that title. He was born on 19 April 1897.

The city official said Okubo had lived with one of her sons at the same nursing home.

Comments
  • nketso.kgwadi - 2013-01-13 08:49

    We have older citizens than that here. Man 122 and woman 118.

      veritas.odium.paret - 2013-01-13 11:10

      If I may ask, who are those people?!? As far as I know, the (verified) human longevity record is held by a French supercentenarian woman named Jeanne Calment who died 122 years and 164 days after her birth. While the record for the longest living male human is held by a japanese man named Jiroemon Kimora (one of few men to have made it to the Top 10 List of Longest Lived Humans). I've been pretty interested in this subject of human longevity because of my own father's grandmother who's still with us even a century after she was born...

  • johan.jacobs.5680 - 2013-01-13 09:35

    It's been along shift Mamma.RIP

  • Michael Hawthorne - 2013-01-13 11:57

    What where they vaporising

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