The oldest person in the world has died at the age of 115.
Press Release Service – Wired PR News – The world’s oldest person has passed away. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), Gertrude Baines, who lived to be 115 years old, which earned her the distinction, died Friday at Western Convalescent Hospital in Los Angeles.
As noted by the AP, an autopsy has been scheduled to determine the cause of death for Baines, who passed away in her sleep. Dr. Charles Witt, who’d been her longtime physician, is quoted by the AP as stating, “I saw her two days ago, and she was just doing fine… She was in excellent shape. She was mentally alert. She smiled frequently.”
Baines, who was born in 1894 in Georgia, is quoted by the AP as previously stating of realizing her dream of living to see a black man become president of the United States, “I’m glad I’m here. I don’t care if I live a hundred more… I enjoy nothing but eating and sleeping.”
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