Ark. Woman Dies at 116 After 6 Days as World's Oldest

Gertrude Weaver, who was formally recognized as the world's oldest woman for six days, died Monday at the age of 116, NBC News reported. Weaver, who was born on the Fourth of July in 1898, became the world's oldest person on April 1 after Japan's Misao Okawa died at the age of 117. "We are devastated by her loss," said Kathy Langley, the administrator of the Silver Oaks Health & Rehabilitation Center in Camden, Arkansas, where Weaver lived. The title of world's oldest known person now belongs to Jeeralean Talley of Inskter, Michigan, who will turn 116 on May 23.

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