Andrew Hatch


Age: 117

California supercentenarian and the world's oldest person claimant whose family says he was 117 years old (his age would have likely made him the oldest person on earth when he died) but the lack of a birth certficiate, which was common for poor black children born when he was in 1898 in Louisiana, kept him from being officially recognized as the oldest person alive and who said he never cared about the recognition saying when he turned 111 that he didn't like a fuss, in which the Guinness World Records currently recognizes 116-year-old Susannah Mushatt Jones of Brooklyn, New York as the oldest person alive.

Cause of Death: After a stroke

Born: October 7, 1898

Died: January 18, 2016

Oakland, California