World’s oldest person dies aged 119

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The world’s oldest person has died aged 119 years old. Kane Tanaka – who was born on January 2, 1903 – passed away at a hospital in Fukuoka city, western Japan, on April 19th, Japan’s state broadcaster has confirmed. Local governor Seitaro Hattori said in a statement: “I was looking forward to seeing Kane-san on this year’s Respect for the Aged Day [a national holiday in September] and celebrating together with her favorite soda and chocolate. “I am extremely saddened by the news. (sic)” Kane – who previously owned a noodle shop – had lived at a nursing home, where she had been partial to eati…

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