World's oldest person, Susannah Mushatt Jones, dies at 116

May 13, 2016 6:42 AM

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World's oldest person, Susannah Mushatt Jones, dies at 116

NEW YORK -- Susannah Mushatt Jones, the world's oldest person, has died in New York at age 116.

Robert Young, a senior consultant for the Gerontology Research Group, told CBS News that Jones' family told him she died Thursday night in her sleep in a chair at the senior home in Brooklyn where she had been living. He said she had been ill for the past 10 days.

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