World's oldest person, Misao Okawa, dies at 117

Guinness Book of World Records recognised oldest person, Misao Okawa, is dead at last at the age of 117.

Misao Okawa celebrating her 117 birthday.

Just a few weeks after celebrating her 117th birthday, the world's oldest person, Misao Okawa, is dead.

The Japanese woman who was recognised by the Guinness Book of World Records in 2013, as the oldest person alive, died of heart failure, today April 1st, 2015, surrounded by her family in a nursing home in her hometown of Osaka.

Misao Okawa was born on March 5, 1898. She got married in 1919 and all her three children have long died, leaving her with four grandchildren, some of them in their 60s, and six great-grand children.

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