The oldest person in the world died at 119 age.
Kane Tanaka, the world’s oldest person, has died in Japan at the age of 119, according to a statement issued by the country’s Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare.
Tanaka, who was born on January 2, 1903, died on April 19, the ministry said.
Posting on Twitter about her death, Guinness World Records said: “She became the oldest living person in January 2019 at the age of 116 years and 28 days.” “She is also the second oldest person ever registered, after only Jeanne Calment, who lived to be 122 years old.”
Tanaka’s family said in a Twitter post earlier this month that she had been ill frequently recently and “in and out of the hospital.” Born in 1903, Tanaka married a rice shop owner at the age of 19 and worked in the family shop until she was 103 years old.
She twice survived cancer and lived through a series of historic events, surviving the two world wars and the Spanish flu of 1918 – as well as the Covid-19 pandemic.