World's 'oldest woman' dies in United States at 116

By REUTERS
December 5, 2012 06:04

MIAMI - A 116-year-old woman listed by Guinness World Records as the oldest living person anywhere around the globe died on Tuesday in a nursing home in the US state of Georgia soon after having her hair done.

Besse Cooper died peacefully at the Park Place nursing home in Monroe, Georgia, according to her son Sidney Cooper.

"She looked real good when she passed away," the 77-year-old Cooper told Reuters, saying his mother died quietly and without suffering.

He added that his mother died after a brief bout of breathing trouble that put her back in bed after lunch.


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