World’s oldest person, Misao Okawa, dies aged 117 in Japan

6365376-3x2-340x227The world’s oldest person, Misao Okawa, has died in Japan a month after celebrating her 117th birthday.
The nursing home where she lived in Osaka said she died around 7:00am (local time).
On the occasion of her birthday early last month Ms Okawa — a mother of three, grandmother of four and great-grandmother of six — was one of only a handful of people still alive who had been born in the 19th century. More. . .


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