Kane Tanaka has passed away. Known to Guinness as the oldest living person right now the world record holder held out as long as she could to the wild age of 119. Tanaka was the second oldest person ever recorded after Jean Clements who lived to be 122 years old.
Who is Kane Tanaka?
Born in 1903 she became the oldest living person back in 2019 at the age of 116.
Tweeting about her death, Guinness World Records said: “She became the oldest living person in January 2019 at the age of 116 years and 28 days.
“She is also the second oldest person ever recorded, behind only Jeanne Calment who lived to the age of 122.”