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The World’s Oldest Person Nabi Tajima has Died at Age of 117

The World’s Oldest Person Nabi Tajima has Died at Age of 117

The world’s oldest person, Nabi Tajima, a Japanese woman has died of old age at the age of 117 in a hospital in Japan on the 21st of April 2018.  She was hospitalised earlier in 2018, and passed away in the hospital in the town of Kikai in southern Japan, Kagoshima Prefecture.

” The World’s Oldest Person Nabi Tajima has Died at Age of 117″

Japanese Nabi Tajima was the last known person born in the 19th century (1800-1899).  She became the world’s oldest person after the death of Jamaican Violet Brown in September 2017, also at the age of 117.  According to U.S based Gerontology Research Group, the new oldest person is another Japanese woman, Chiko Miyako, born on 2nd of May 1901.  There are 37 living supercentenarian (aged 100 & above), with an average age of 113.  18 of the 37 supercentenarian are Japanese, 36 of 37 of them are women and the only man aged 112, is a Japanese.  Nabi Tajima is the 3rd oldest person to have lived.  The oldest person on record is French women Jeanne Calment who died at age of 122 in 1997, and on 2nd is American Sarah Knauss, who died at age 119 in 1999.

Nabi Tajima was born on 4th of August 1990, have 9 children and have more than 160 descendants, including great-great-great grandchildren.

Source: Japan Times, USA Today, CNBC

 

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