At the age of 124, the oldest person in the world, Francis Susano, passed away. The old woman lived in the Philippines and died yesterday, Monday night.
The government of the city of Kabankalan reported her death:
“It is with sadness in our hearts that we received the news that our beloved Francisca Susano has passed away. <...> She will always remain our inspiration and pride.”
The cause of death was not specified, but the Health Department assures that the woman did not have symptoms of any viral disease.
Local authorities claim that Susano’s status as the oldest person on the planet has been officially confirmed in the Guinness Book of Records. Francisca Susano was born on September 11, 1897.