‘Oldest person in the world’ – believed to be 124 years old – dies in Philippines

‘Oldest person in the world’ – believed to be 124 years old – dies in Philippines: Francisca Susano passes away before Guinness World records could officially verify her age

A woman believed to be the oldest person in the world has died at the age of 124 in the Philippines, local officials confirmed today.

Francisca Susano, known affectionately as Lola, died at around 6.45pm on Tuesday at her home in Kabankalan in the province of Negros Occidental.

A cause of death has not yet been determined. Susano had not exhibited any symptoms of Covid-19.

The supercentenarian was born on September 11, 1897, when the country was still ruled by Spain.

Guinness World Records were still carrying out age verification in September to declare her the world’s oldest living person.

Francisca Susano, known affectionately as Lola, died at around 6.45pm on Tuesday at her home in Kabankalan in the province of Negros Occidental

Susano is surrounded by well wishers on her 124th birthday. Local officials say she is the oldest person in the world

Susano after being congratulated on her birthday in September

Susano is surrounded by well wishers on her 124th birthday in September. Local officials say she is the oldest person in the world

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