World's Oldest Person Dies; Dina Manfredini was 115

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Dina Manfredini, the world's oldest person and a resident of Iowa, has passed away. She was 115 years old.

A native of Italy, Manfredini died at Bishop Drumm Retirement Center, just two weeks after earning the title of World's Oldest Human after a 116-year old named Besse Cooper left this world on December 4.

Dina Manfredini

Manfredini's granddaughter confirmed the passing, but would not elaborate on the cause of death.

It is now believed that Jiroemon Kimura of Japan - who was was born on April 19, 1897 - has taken over the title once held by Manfredini.

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