Celebrity Deaths of Oldest People

  • Bernice Emerson Madigan, 115 (1899 - 2015)

    Bernice  Emerson  Madigan

    The Associated PressCHESHIRE, Massachusetts (AP) — The fifth-oldest person in the world and Massachusetts's oldest resident has died.Bernice Emerson Madigan, of Cheshire, died at a Williamstown nursing center last weekend. She was 115.According to the Gerontology Research Group, she was the fifth-oldest person in the world.Madigan had said her secrets to a long life included a positive attitude...

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  • 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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