Misao Okawa, world’s oldest person, dies at 117 – WPXI Pittsburgh

Misao Okawa, the world’s oldest person, died Wednesday of heart failure, The Associated Press reports. She was 117.


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Okawa, a resident of Osaka, Japan, was born in 1898 and just celebrated her birthday March 5. 

When asked about the key to her long life earlier this month, Okawa said, “I wonder about that, too.”

Okawa is survived by six great-grandchildren and four grandchildren, according to the AP

The world’s oldest person is now Gertrude Weaver, a 116-year-old from Arkansas.

Click here or scroll down to see how social-media users paid tribute to Okawa.

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