Agence France-Presse (via ABS-CBNNews.com) reports that "a woman who Chinese officials said was 127 years old" died on Tuesday, June 11, after months of being ill, her relatives announced.
According to the report, "official documents said that Luo Meizhen was born in 1885, which would make her the oldest person ever to have lived." She is supposedly even older than the Japanese Jiroemon Kimura, who is recognized as the world's oldest person at 116 years old. But the report noted that Luo's claim has been "met with little recognition internationally" even when she was still alive "because China did not have a reliable birth certification system until decades after she was born."
Agence France-Presse’s report added that according to Guinness World Records, "the oldest person ever to have lived was Jeanne Calment of France, who was 122 years and 164 days when she died in 1997."
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