Woman listed as oldest American dies in Florida at age 113

April 2, 2013 05:04

MIAMI - A 113-year-old woman who was listed as the oldest person in the United States has died, only weeks before her birthday, a Florida newspaper reported.

Elsie Thompson died at her home on March 21 in Clearwater, Florida, the Tampa Bay Times reported late on Sunday.

The Gerontology Research Group, which compiles information on the world's oldest known living people, listed Thompson as the fourth-oldest person in the world before her death.

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