A woman who was born in 1903, making her the oldest person in the world, has sadly died.
Kane Tanaka was born in Japan on January 2, in the year 1903.
According to the Daily Mail, Tanaka was quite the businesswoman back in the day, running a noodle shop and a rice cake store with her husband Hideo Tanaka, who was also her cousin.
According to the news outlet, she had given birth to 4 children and adopted a 5th child with her husband Hideo.
Tanaka, who was recognized as the world’s oldest person by The Guinness World Records in 2019, had also said that her happiest moment in life was “now.”
At the time, Guinness said: “One of Kane’s favorite pastimes is a game of Othello and she’s become an expert at the classic board game, often beating rest-home staff.”
Many people took to the Twitter platform to give tribute to Tanaka’s life.
“Kane Tanaka, the oldest living person passed away at 119 years and 107 days old, was just announced. She passed a few days ago, but just imagine surviving two world wars and two global pandemics to become the oldest person on the planet,” one person wrote.
“She surpassed Sarah Knauss TEN days before her death. That’s like winning a Superbowl and then retiring. RIP Kane Tanaka,” another wrote.
Many more have shared their respect for Kane Tanaka, who passed away on April 19, 2022.
Her 119th birthday was in January.
Rest in peace, Kane Tanaka.