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Published: Mon, April 23, 2018
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

World's oldest person Nabi Tajima passes away at 117

World's oldest person Nabi Tajima passes away at 117

US -based Gerontology Research Group recognized Tajima as the world's oldest person last September after the death of Violet Brown of Jamaica at the age of 117, according to the group's website.

Ms Tajima, who became the oldest woman in Japan in September 2015, could have been the world's oldest person since Ms Violet Brown of Jamaica died in September previous year at age 117, Japanese media said. "In January, she became weaker, so she was taken to a local hospital", Mr Yoshiyuki told AFP.

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Born on August 4 1900, Nabi reportedly had more than 160 descendants after raising seven sons and two daughters. South of Tokyo lives at Kanagawa prefecture, also is now expected to turn 117.

What is Nabi Tajima's official cause of death? Violet Brown was also at the age of 117 and died of dehydration and cardiac arrest five months after being verified as the oldest person living on earth.

She is 116 years old.

112-year-old Masazo Nonaka of northern Japan was certified as the world's oldest man earlier this month. That said, it is unknown if an official autopsy has been performed or if this had been confirmed by officials.

The world's oldest individual, a 117-year-old Japanese girl, has died.

As this story is developing, more information will be updated as made available.

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