World’s Oldest Woman Dies at Age 115

Officials in Japan have confirmed that the woman known to be the world’s oldest living female has died.
The woman, Koto Okubo died on Saturday in a nursing home in Kawasaki City at age 115.

Akubo was named the world’s oldest living female just last month. The cause of her death was yet to be released to family relations at the time of this report.

Born Dec. 24, 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 April 19, 1897.

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

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