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World's oldest person dies

Friday, June 19, 2015 - 00:57

The world's oldest known person dies in the U.S. almost a month after celebrating her 116th birthday. Paul Chapman reports.

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Jeralean Talley, the world's oldest known person, died just a month after she celebrated her 116th birthday in the United States. She died on Wednesday night at her home in the Detroit suburb of Inkster. She lived with her daughter Thelma Holloway who spoke about her mother's great age in April. (SOUNDBITE)(English) THELMA HOLLOWAY, TALLEY'S DAUGHTER, SAYING: "It's amazing. I never had no thoughts about nothing like this, and then she got the chance to be here and see a black president and all that. That's history. She had no idea about that and neither did I." Talley was born in 1899 in Georgia and moved to Michigan in 1935 with her husband Alfred. He died in 1988. The next possible contender for the world's oldest title is 115 and also lives in the U.S., according to the organisation which validates the ages of the longest-living people.

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World's oldest person dies

Friday, June 19, 2015 - 00:57