World’s oldest person dies

FILE – In this Monday, June 22, 2015 photo, Lois Judge, left, helps her aunt Susannah Mushatt Jones, during breakfast in Jones’ room at the Vandalia Avenue Houses, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Jones, the world’s oldest person, has died in New York at age 116.

Robert Young, a senior consultant for the Gerontology Research Group, says Jones died at a senior home in Brooklyn Thursday night, May 12, 2016. He said she had been ill for the past 10 days. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)© AP FILE – In this Monday, June 22, 2015 photo, Lois Judge, left, helps her aunt Susannah Mushatt Jones, during breakfast in Jones’ room at the Vandalia Avenue Houses, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Jones, the world’s oldest person, has died…

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.

Jones was actually 116 years, 311 days old, Young said.

She was the last living American born in the 1800s, he added.

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