The world’s oldest woman passed away this week at the age of 115.
According to UPI, Koto Okubo die in a nursing home in Japan. Officials are not releasing the cause of her death but it would be fair to assume that she died of natural causes.
Okubo, who was born on December 24, 1897 in Kawasaki, Japan, was with her son at the nursing home at the time of her death.
Okubo only held the world’s oldest woman title for a few short weeks. She inherited the title after Dina Manfredini passed away in December.
The Huffington Post notes that Okubo’s passing comes just a few weeks from the death of another title holder. Mamie Rearden, the oldest woman in the United States, passed away at the age of 114 on January 5.
The world’s oldest title is frequently passed around for obvious reasons. Thankfully, the world’s oldest man ever is still alive and kicking. At nearly 116-years-old Jiroemon Kimura has lived on earth longer than any other man.