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Woman, 116, listed as ‘world’s oldest’ dies in Ga.



Published: Tue, December 4, 2012 @ 9:00 p.m.

Woman, 116, listed as ‘world’s oldest’ dies in Ga.

MONROE, Ga. (AP) — The woman who was listed as the world’s oldest person has died in a Georgia nursing home at age 116.

Besse Cooper died peacefully this afternoon in Monroe, according to her son Sidney Cooper. Monroe is about 45 miles east of Atlanta.

Cooper said his mother had been ill over the weekend with a stomach virus, then felt better on Monday.

Today he said she had her hair set and watched a Christmas video, but later had trouble breathing. He said she was put on oxygen in her room and died there about 2 p.m.

She was declared the world’s oldest person in January. In May, Guinness World Records learned that Maria Gomes Valentin of Brazil was 48 days older. Valentin died June 21.


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