The last surviving woman of the 19th century dies at the age of 124

Francisca Susano, considered the oldest person in the world and the last woman alive to be born in the 19th century, died last Monday, aged 124. The Philippine supercentennial’s demise was confirmed by her hometown of Kabankalan in Negros Occidental.

“It is with great sadness that we received the news that our dear Francisca Susano passed away early this Monday,” the state government posted on its official Facebook account.

Health authorities have yet to determine the cause of Susano’s death. City information officials reported that she had no symptoms of the coronavirus before she died.

In September, the Guinness World Records (book of records) was still checking Francisca Susano’s documents, but she died before they had a chance to recognize her as the oldest person in the world. Once verified, she would leave behind Jeanne Calment of France, who died in 1997, aged 122.

His record longevity was attributed to his predominantly vegetarian diet and abstinence from alcohol, he reported in an interview with the British vehicle Metro. She also played the harmonica every morning and claimed that exercise kept her lungs strong and healthy.


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