World Italy's Emma Morano, the world's oldest person, dies at 117

20:50  15 april  2017
20:50  15 april  2017 Source:   Associated Press

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Name: Emma Morano Country of residence: Italy Birthday: Nov. 29, 1899. Morano was the first of eight children, all of whom have since died . At 117 years of age, Emma is now the oldest person in the world and is believed to be the last surviving person in the world who was born in the 1800 s .

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File: Emma Morano, thought to be the world's oldest person and the last to be born in the 1800s, sits on her bed during her 117th birthday in Verbania, northern Italy November 29, 2016. © REUTERS/Alessandro Garofalo File: Emma Morano, thought to be the world's oldest person and the last to be born in the 1800s, sits on her bed during her 117th birthday in Verbania, northern Italy November 29, 2016. ROME (AP) — An Italian doctor says Emma Morano, at 117 the world's oldest person, has died in her home in northern Italy.

Dr. Carlo Bava told The Associated Press by telephone that Morano's caretaker called him to say the woman had passed away Saturday afternoon while sitting in an armchair in her home in Verbania, a town on Lake Maggiore.

Bava said he had last paid his nearly-daily call on Morano on Friday. He says "she thanked me and held my hand" as usual.

Morano, born on Nov. 29, 1899, was also believed to have been the last surviving person in the world who was born in the 1800s.

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