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World’s ‘oldest woman’ dies in China at 127
June 11, 2013, 3:49 pm
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Longhong, China: A woman who Chinese officials said was 127 years old - although international authorities never recognised the claim - has died, relatives said on Tuesday.

Official documents said that Luo Meizhen was born in 1885, which would make her the oldest person ever to have lived, but she died at the weekend after months of illness, her son Huang Youhe said.

“She was 127 when she died, it wasn’t unexpected,” her grandson Huang Heyuan said.

Luo’s declared birth date means she may have been the oldest person in the world when she died, ahead of Japan’s Jiroemon Kimura, who records say is 116.

 

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