Misao Okawa, the world’s oldest person according to the Guinness World Records, has died at the age of 117 ,on Wednesday the 1st of April, 2015.
Okawa who was recognised as the world’s oldest person in 2013, was born on March 5 1898 and passed away that fateful morning in Osaka, Japan, Tadahi Uchimura.
She was said to have succumbed to heart failure peacefully surrounded by relatives and nursing home workers who praised her for achieving a long, healthy life. They acclaimed that she left as if she had fallen asleep.
Mrs Okawa was said to have loved eating so much but had in the last 10 days prior to her death stopped eating. “I think eating was her motivation to live, and when she lost it, she passed away” a relative explained.
She left behind three children, four grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
Moreover, Guinness World Records conceded that it was in the process of discovering who would replace her as the world’s oldest person.
However, the oldest person that ever lived according to the records still remains, Jeanne Louise Calment, who died at age 122.