Misao Okawa


Age: 117

Summary: Japanese supercentenarian and the world's oldest person at the time of her death who was born in Osaka, Japan on March 5, 1898 and was recognized as the world's oldest person by Guinness World Records in 2013, in which Gertrude Weaver of Arkansas is now the world's oldest person at age 116, according to the Gerontology Reseach Group, which keeps records of supercentenarians.

Cause of Death: Heart failure

Born: March 5, 1898

Died: April 1, 2015

Tokyo, Japan