Worlds Oldest Person Dies

By lunaradmin - Apr 01, 2015      
World oldest person turns 116

Sad news coming out of Japan today, the world’s oldest living person has died from heart failure at the age of 117. Misao Okawa, who was living in a nursing home in Osaka, died in her bed. Osaka is also the city where she was born in, on March 5, 1898. She is survived by three children, four grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

In 2013, Ms. Okawa was acknowledged as the world’s oldest living perso,n and also as the world’s oldest living women by Guinness World Records. While celebrating her birthday earlier this month, she said that 117 years old did not seem like a long time. According to her, sleeping for at least eight hours, and eating sushi is the key to her long time.

She lived across three centuries, seeing four emperors of Japan, six British monarchs, and 20 US presidents. Craig Glenday, the editor-in-chief of Guinness World Records, said previously of Ms Okawa: “Her impressive longevity… is an inspiration and a testament to the Japanese lifestyle.”

Ms.Okawa lived a long and fulfilling life and will surely be missed by many.

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