World’s Oldest Person, Gertrude Weaver, Dies at 116 After Holding Title For Just Five Days — Read Her Amazing Life Advice Here

Gertrude Weaver
World's oldest person Gertrude Weaver dies -- read her great life advice here AP Photo/Danny Johnston

Just days after being crowned the world’s oldest person following former title holder Misao Okawa’s death, 116-year-old Gertrude Weaver has passed away.

 

According to the AP, Weaver died on Monday, April 6, in Little Rock, Ark.

Mayor Marie Trisollini had the chance to meet Weaver prior to her death and told the AP she was “a really sweet lady.” “She was relatively perky and coherent when I talked with her before the party," Trisollini said, referring to her 100-year-old roommate’s birthday party.

"When you asked for advice on how to live a long life she would say, 'Use a lot of skin moisturizer, treat everyone nice, love your neighbor, and eat your own cooking. Don't eat at fast food places.'"

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