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Celebrity Deaths of Oldest People

  • Gertrude Weaver, 116 (1898 - 2015)

    Gertrude Weaver

    By CLAUDIA LAUER, The Associated Press LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas (AP) — Just days after becoming the world's oldest documented person, 116-year-old Gertrude Weaver died Monday in Arkansas. Weaver became the oldest person in the world after the death of a 117-year-old Japanese woman last week, according to records kept by the Los Angeles-based Gerontology Research Group. Weaver was born in...

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  • Misao Okawa, 117 (1898 - 2015)

    Misao Okawa

    The Associated PressTOKYO (AP) — The world's oldest person, a Japanese woman, died Wednesday, a few weeks after celebrating her 117th birthday.Misao Okawa died of heart failure and stopped breathing as relatives and nursing home workers stood by her side and praised her for achieving a long, healthy life, said Tomohiro Okada, an official at her Osaka nursing home."She went so peacefully, as if...

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  • 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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