Eunice Sanborn, World's Oldest Woman, Dies in Texas at 114

Eunice Sanborn, whose claim to fame was being the world's oldest person, died in Texas at the age of 114 on Monday morning.

According to the AFP, Sanborn credited her longevity to minding her own business and not eating junk food.

Sanborn's distinction as the world's oldest woman was given after French nun Eugenie Blanchard died on St. Barts, a French Caribbean island.

The list of the world's oldest people are based on data gathered from the 1900 census. The Los Angeles-based Gerontology Research Group holds the list.

They say Sanborn is succeeded by Besse Cooper, aged 114 years and five months. Cooper lives in Monroe, Georgia.

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