Dina Manfredini, a 115-year-old woman from the United States, died recently, only two weeks after the Guinness Book recognized her as being the oldest person in the world.
Manfredini’s passing away on Monday made a 115-year-old man from Japan to become the oldest living person in the world, according to the Guinness Book of Records.
Manfredini was an Italian immigrant, who lived in three different centuries. She died on Monday morning in a nursing home in Iowa, her granddaughter Lori Logli said. Manfredini’s relative did not share any details regarding the cause of death.
Her death makes Jiroemon Kimura, a Japanese man who is only 15 days younger than the woman, to hold the title as the world’s oldest person, Guinness World Records spokesman Robert Young confirmed.
Kimura is from Kyotango, Kyoto Prefecture and was born on April 19, 1897. Kimura has been recognized by Guinness as the world’s oldest man since last year.