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World's Oldest Person Dies At Nursing Home In Japan

Misao Okawa
Misao Okawa Photo Credit: Wikipedia

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- The world has lost its oldest person.

Misao Okawa, a 117-year-old woman, died at a nursing home in Osaka, Japan on Wednesday, according to multiple reports. The cause of death was heart failure.

Okawa had celebrated her most recent birthday on March 5, accompanied by her 92-year-old eldest son, according to NBC News.

The oldest person ever, according to Guiness World Records, was Jeanne Louise Calment, who died in 1997 at age 122.

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