The world’s oldest person has died at the age of 116!


The oldest person in the world has died at the age of 116, it has been confirmed.

The supercentenarian, who was born in 1903, died in her sleep on Saturday morning, her family told The Guardian.

She was born in the village of Zubrowka, Poland, and later moved to the United States, where she worked as a housekeeper and a nanny.

Her son, Stanley Susak, said she attributed her longevity to hard work and eating plenty of vegetables.

“She was always a very active person,” he told The Guardian.

“She loved gardening and working in the yard. And she always ate healthy – lots of vegetables, no sweets, no fatty foods.”

Mrs Susak was officially recognised as the world’s oldest person in April this year, when the previous title holder, American Emma Morano, died at the age of 117.

At the time of her death, she was the last surviving person in the world who was born in the 19th century.

Mrs Susak’s death means that the title of oldest person in the world now belongs to Italian Emma Martinelli, who is 115 years old.

The oldest person ever to have lived is Jeanne Calment, from France, who died in 1997 at the age of 122 years and 164 days.

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