Celebrity Deaths of Oldest People

  • C. Conrad Johnson (2014)

    C. Conrad Johnson

    The Associated PressROCKFORD, Illinois (AP) — A northern Illinois resident recognized as the oldest man in the U.S. has died at 110.The Rockford Register Star reports C. Conrad Johnson died Tuesday. The director of the funeral home handling Johnson's arrangements also confirmed his death.The Swedish-born Johnson worked as a carpenter and lived in Rockford most of his life.On his 109th birthday,...

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  • Anna Stoehr (2014)

    Anna Stoehr

    The Associated PressMINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A 114-year-old woman who challenged Facebook after the social media site wouldn't let her list her real age has died in Minnesota.Anna Stoehr, one of the nation's oldest residents, died Sunday in her sleep after several days in hospice care, according to her son, Harlan Stoehr.She drew national attention this year after KARE-TV reported about her attempt...

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  • L. Stephen Coles, 73 (1941 - 2014)

    L. Stephen  Coles

    By ASTRID GALVAN, The Associated PressPHOENIX (AP) — L. Stephen Coles spent his career studying the reasons why supercentenarians — or those who live to 110 or more — survived as long as they did.He wanted to learn how to slow "and ultimately reverse" human aging within 20 years, as the website for the Gerontology Research Group, which he founded, states.Coles died Wednesday in Scottsdale...

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  • Alexander Imich, 111 (1903 - 2014)

    Alexander Imich

    The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — The world's oldest man, a retired chemist and parapsychologist, has died in New York City at the age of 111.Alexander Imich died Sunday at his home in Manhattan, according to his niece, Karen Bogen of Providence, Rhode Island. She said she visited him a day earlier with her sister and several of his close friends.Imich attributed his longevity to good...

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  • Rachel "Bunny" Mellon, 103 (1910 - 2014)

    Rachel "Bunny" Mellon

    STEVE SZKOTAK, The Associated Press RICHMOND, Virginia (AP) — Rachel "Bunny" Mellon, a wealthy arts and fashion patron, friend of first lady Jacqueline Kennedy and political benefactor who funneled hundreds of thousands of dollars to former presidential candidate John Edwards that was used to hide his mistress, died Monday. She was 103. Her death was confirmed by Alexander Forger, her...

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