Death of Misao Okawa

March 5, 1898 - April 1, 2015
Osaka, Japan | Age 117

The world's oldest person dies at 117
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TOKYO (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 she had just fallen asleep," Okada said. "We miss her a lot."

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