Kane Tanaka, the world oldest person died, has died in Japan at the age of 119.


Kane Tanaka, the world oldest person died, has died in Japan at the age of 119. He was named the oldest by official Japan’s records, and was the third-oldest person in the world.
According to a statement released by Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labor, and Welfare, Kane Tanaka, the world’s oldest person, died at the age of 119.

Tanaka, who was born on January 2, 1903, died on April 19, according to the ministry.

Guinness World Records said it was saddened to learn of Tanaka’s death, and that the news had been confirmed by senior gerontology consultant Robert Young, who also helped confirm her record as the oldest person alive in 2019.
Guinness World Records tweeted about her death, saying, “She became the oldest living person in January 2019 at the age of 116 years and 28 days.”

World oldest person died
Kane Tanaka, the world’s oldest person, has died in Japan at the age of 119.

She is also the second-oldest person ever recorded, trailing only Jeanne Calment, who lived to be 122.”

Tanaka’s death was announced in a public statement by Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labor, and Welfare.She passed away on April 19th. On January 2, 1903, she was born.
According to Guinness World Records, she was born before the Wright brothers’ first powered flight and died as the world’s second-oldest person ever.

Tanaka’s cause of death was unknown, though her family stated earlier in April in a tweet that she had been in and out of the hospital.
She survived cancer twice and two pandemics: the Spanish flu and COVID-19.

Tanaka turned 119 years old in Japan in January.
Tanaka’s family stated at the time that she intended to live another year to reach her 120th birthday, which would add to her Guinness Book of Records achievement.

Tanaka will break the Japanese record for the number of years lived when she turns 117 years and 261 days old in September 2020.
She famously posed for photographers with a peace sign while drinking a Coke on that occasion (she had an affection for carbonated drinks).

Tanaka lived through five Japanese imperial reigns and two world wars.
She was born six months before the birth of British novelist George Orwell.

Tanaka, the seventh of nine siblings, married when she was 19 years old.
When her husband and eldest son were fighting in the Second Sino-Japanese War, she supported her family by running a noodle shop.

Tanaka’s family stated in a tweet earlier this month that she had been frequently sick and “in and out of the hospital” recently.

Tanaka, who was born in 1903, married a rice shop owner at the age of 19 and worked in the family business until she was 103.
Tanaka’s family stated in a tweet earlier this month that she had been frequently sick and “in and out of the hospital” recently.

Tanaka, who was born in 1903, married a rice shop owner at the age of 19 and worked in the family business until she was 103.

She survived cancer twice and a slew of historical events, including two world wars and the 1918 Spanish flu, as well as the Covid-19 pandemic.

Tanaka was previously profiled by CNN as she prepared to take part in the Olympic torch relay ahead of the postponed Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics.
The plan had been for her to take the flame as it passed through Shime, in her home prefecture of Fukuoka, but she declined due to concerns about Covid-19.

Tanaka had been residing in a Fukuoka nursing home.
Her family stated that she kept her mind and body active by doing math and remaining curious.

Junko Tanaka, Tanaka’s great-granddaughter, created a Twitter account in January 2020 to commemorate the supercentenarian’s life.

She tweeted photos of her great-grandmother enjoying treats like cake and soda pop, as well as updates on her accomplishments and interactions with family members.
Junko previously told CNN, “I might be biased because I’m related to her, but I think it’s kind of amazing — I wanted to share that with the world and for people to feel inspired and to feel her joy.”

In 2020, one in every 1,565 people in Japan was over 100 years old, with women accounting for more than 88 percent of the total.
According to government data released in July 2020, women have a life expectancy of 87.45 years compared to 81.4 for men.

Guinness World Records announced Tanaka’s death on its website on Monday, saying that “the titles of oldest person living and oldest person living (female) are currently being investigated” and that more information would be released in due course.

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