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Record holding woman dies aged 115

Record holding woman dies aged 115

THE death has taken place in the United States of Dina Manfredini, who was 115 and had held the record as the oldest living person for just 13 days.

She had taken over the title following the death of Bessie Cooper who had been 116.

Mrs. Manfredini passed away at a retirement home in Iowa.

Born in Italy, she had moved to Iowa in 1920 with her husband Ricardo, who passed away many years ago.

When asked about the secret of her long life, Mrs. Manfredini had always said she had believed in hard work.

Mrs. Manfredini was also regarded as having been the only person born in Italy to have reached the age of 115.

Meanwhile Guinness World Records have said that the title of the oldest living person now goes to Japanese man Jiroemon Kimura, who is 115.

French woman Jeanne Calment, who was 122 when she passed away in 1997, is still regarded as having been the oldest person ever.

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