The World’s Oldest Person Just Died At Age 117 [VIDEO]

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The world’s oldest person died at age 117 in Japan Saturday night after being hospitalized for several months, according to a report.

Nabi Tajima died in a hospital in Kikai, Japan, after being hospitalized since January, according to The Associated Press.

Tajima was born on Aug. 4, 1900, and is reportedly the last known person born in the 19th century. Tajima became the  oldest person in the world after Jamaica’s Violet Brown died at the age of 117 as well, in September 2017.

After Tajima became the oldest person on the planet, the hospital held a celebration with the Japanese woman smiling and moving her hands to the music, as seen on Japanese television.


Tajima had seven sons and two daughters and reportedly had more than 160 descendants, which included great-great-great grandchildren.

The world’s oldest person now is another Japanese woman, Chiyo Miyako from Kanagawa, Japan. Miyako will turn 117 on May 2.

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