World's oldest person dies in California at age 115
Friday, September 11, 2009
"She passed away this morning at 07.25 [14.25 UTC]," said administrator Emma Camanag of the Western Convalescent Hospital.
Baines, who was born on April 6, 1894, became the world's oldest person in January this year, after Maria de Jesus, a Portuguese woman, died aged 115.
Charles Witt, Baines' doctor, said, "she told me that she owes her longevity to the Lord, that she never did drink, she never did smoke and she never did fool around," according to the Agence France- Presse news agency.
"She was mentally alert. She smiled frequently," he said.
The oldest person in the world is now Kama Chinen, a woman from Japan.