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World’s Oldest Person, Kane Tanaka Passes Away at the Age of 119 in Japan

Kane Tanaka, the world’s oldest person is no longer with us. She died at the age of 119. Our hearts go out to the family and friends of Kane. Read the article further to know more about the cause of her death.

What was the cause of Kane’s death?

According to a statement issued by the country’s Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare, Tanaka was 119 at the time she died. The Ministry stated that she was born on  January 2, 1903, and she died on April 19, 2022.

Earlier this month, Tanaka’s family said in a tweet that she had been frequently sick and “in and out of the hospital.” In the past, Kane has fought cancer twice and she managed to live through many historical events like two world wars and the 1918 Spanish flu as well as the Covid-19 pandemic.

Kane tied the knot with a rice shop owner named Hideo Tanaka at the young age of 19 and she continued to work in the family store until she was 103. The couple welcomed four kids two sons and two daughters. Later on, they also adopted their niece, the second daughter of Hideo’s sister.

What did Guinness World Records have to say about the passing away of Kane?

Guinness World Records also expressed their sorrow and grief over the passing away of Kane Tanaka and said that the news of Kane’s death had been confirmed by senior gerontology consultant Robert Young. He is the same person who affirmed her record as the oldest person alive back in 2019.

In a tweet, the Guinness World Records said, “She became the oldest living person in January 2019 at the age of 116 years and 28 days. She is also the second oldest person ever recorded, behind only Jeanne Calment who lived to the age of 122.”

Guinness World Records issued a statement about Kane’s passing away that read, “We’re sad to report that Kane Tanaka has passed away at the age of 119. Kane was the oldest living person in the world.”

How did the fans react to the sad news?

As soon as the news of Tanaka’s passing away came out, the fans couldn’t stop themselves from paying tributes to her on the social media platform Twitter.

One user wrote,” RIP Kane Tanaka She was the last remaining person to share a lifespan with the last confirmed person born in the 1700s (3 months).”

Another user tweeted, “World’s oldest person Kane Tanaka dies in Japan aged 119 after sharing tips for long life”, “That’ll teach you not to gloat”

Followed by a user who penned,”Sorry to hear of her passing, but seems a life well lived, right up to the end! Love this story for many reasons, including: she loved chocolate & fizzy drinks & learning. World’s oldest person Kane Tanaka dies aged 119 after sharing tips for long life.”

These were a few reactions of the fans to the demise of Kane. We send our deepest condolences to the close friends and family of Kane Tanaka during this hard time. Don’t forget to stay tuned with us for the latest updates from the world of showbiz.

Meenal Mehta
Hi, I am Meenal. I'm a travel enthusiast, a movie buff and a cricket fan all wrapped in one. I love to capture moments through my words. Writing is my happy space, it has been a great way of putting all my thoughts out and feel liberated.


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