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The second oldest woman in the world died at the age of 116: only 27 people in history have reached this age. Photo

The world's second oldest woman dies at 116

Fusa Tatsumi, a Japanese centenarian and the second oldest woman in the world, died on Monday, December 11, in a nursing home in Kashiwara, Japan. She was 116 years and 231 days old.

According to the staff of the facility where Tatsumi spent her last years, the woman was feeling well on the eve of her death, had no complaints about her health, and was "eating her favorite bean paste jelly." The sad news was reported by The Sun.

The cause of death of the long-lived woman was called a venerable age.

According to the Gerontological Research Group and the LongeviQuest Group, Fusa Tatsumi was the oldest living person in Japan, as well as the 27th person in history to reach the age of 116, and only the seventh Japanese woman to do so.

The second oldest woman in the world died at the age of 116: only 27 people in history have reached this age. Photo

She was born on April 25, 1907, in Osaka into a large family, the fifth child of six.

At the age of 32, Fusa married a peach and grape farmer. Since then, she has devoted herself to agriculture, where she worked for more than 25 years.

The woman also loved gardening and practiced the art of Japanese tea ceremony and flower arranging. Her hobby was growing chrysanthemums. According to one of Tatsumi's two children, "Mom was methodical and hardworking, living an ordinary life for many years." The Japanese woman's son also suggested that it was the work in the garden that contributed to his mother's longevity.

The second oldest woman in the world died at the age of 116: only 27 people in history have reached this age. Photo

At the age of 55, Tatsumi became a widow, and her love of gardening continued until she entered a nursing home at 106.

As of January of this year, the oldest woman in the world is Maria Branias Morera from Spain, who is now 116 years old. She was born on March 4, 1907.

As a reminder, in March 2023, Johanna Mazibuko, a South African resident who was called the oldest woman in the world, died. She was 128 years old. She lived through three centuries.

Earlier, OBOZ.UA wrote about 29-year-old Jyoti Amge, who in 2011 officially became the Guinness Book of Records' record holder as the world's smallest woman. Her height is only 62 centimeters and has not changed for 26 years. The girl has been suffering from chondrodystrophy, a form of nanism, since birth.

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