World Oldest Person Died
The world oldest person died on April 9 in Japan. Kane Tanaka considered the world’s oldest person died at 119. Although she didn’t make the goal of 120, she still lived long enough to become the oldest person in the Guinness world record.
Kane lived at a nursing home in Fukuoka for the past few years. Her family said she kept her body and mind engaged by doing math and other similar activities.
Kane Tanaka’s life:
On January 2, 1903, she was born before the Wright brothers brought power flight to the world. And this world oldest person died before reaching 120. Kane Tanaka was the seven number in her family, out of nine siblings.
When she was 19, she married the rice shop owner, Hideo Tanaka. She had four children, and she adopted the fifth one. She supported the family business by selling udon, sticky rice, and Japanese dessert zenzai.
Kane Tanaka loved chocolates. In 2019, a ceremony was held to celebrate her being the oldest person alive. At the ceremony, her friends gave her a box of chocolates. She immediately opened the chocolate box and started eating.
Throughout her life, she survived cancer twice and lived through two pandemics – the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic and the Covid-19 pandemic. According to the Guinness world record, Tanaka was also the second oldest person ever recorded, behind only Jeanne Calment, who lived at 122.
In January 2021, she celebrated her 119th birthday in Japan. Moreover, her family said she intended to live another year to reach her 120th birthday. Junko Tanaka, Tanaka’s great-granddaughter, launched a Twitter account in honour of her great-grandfather. She tweeted the birthday photos of her grandfather.
Other World records:
Sarah Knauss of the US had been called the second longest-lived woman in recorded history. Until now, a French women Louise Calment remain the longest-lived person at 122 years and 164 days. The oldest living person is now Lucile Randon, a 118-year-old French nun.
In Japan, out of 1565 people, only one crosses over 100 years of age, and most of them are women. According to statistics. Women have a life expectancy of around 87.45 years, while men have an average of 81.4 years.
By: Tayyaba Zareen