World’s Oldest Person Dies At Age 115 Just Two Weeks After Getting Title

World’s Oldest Person Dies At Age 115 Just Two Weeks After Getting Title
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An Italian-American woman did not get to enjoy her title as the world’s oldest person for very long, as the 115-year-old woman died on Monday, just two weeks after being crowned.

Dina Manfredini, who lived at the Bishop Drumm Retirement Center in Johnston, Iowa, died on Monday, two weeks after being named the world’s oldest person.


Her granddaughter Lori Logli did not elaborate on her grandmother’s cause of death, other than that she had been suffering a fever.


Now a Japanese man, Jiroemon Kimura, also 115, as been officially given the title of the world’s oldest person.

Yasushi Nakayama, the mayor of Kyotango, near Japan’s ancient capital of Kyoto, confirmed Mr. Kimura’s new found status today, calling him “the pride of our town.”

Kimura, who was born on April 19 1897, was born 15 days after Manfredini. 


Mr. Kimura, a former postal employee, has 14 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and 13 great-great-grandchildren. He lives with his son’s family.

Robert Young, a senior consultant of gerontology for Guinness World Records, said it is believed Mr Kimura is the second oldest man in documented history.

Jordan Shepherd | Elite.

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