Japanese woman, Kane Tanaka, certified as the world’s oldest person by Guiness World Record, has died in Japan at the age of 119 years.

According to local officials, the supercentenarian died naturally on Monday, 26th April, 2022.

Tanaka was born on January 2, 1903, in the southwestern Fukuoka region of Japan, the same year Edward VII becomes Emperor of India (1st January), Adolf Hilter’s father, Alois Hilter, died (3rd January), Wright brothers flew the first airplane in (17th December), the original Ford Model A car was produced (23rd July), and Marie Curie became the first woman to win a Nobel Prize.

Until her death, Tanaka held the record for world’s oldest person alive.

She was in comparatively good health until recently and lived at a nursing home, where she enjoyed drinking soda, and eating chocolate, playing board games, and solving Mathematical problems.

Story: Ralia Adama