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Woman Dies Days After Becoming World's Oldest
A 115-year-old US woman has died less than two weeks after inheriting the title of the world's oldest person, a relative has said.
Dina Manfredini died on Monday morning, according to granddaughter Lori Logli.
Ms Logli did not specify a cause of death.
Guinness World Records confirmed that Ms Manfredini inherited the title of world's oldest living person less than two weeks ago when fellow American Bessie Cooper died at the age of 116.
The average life expectancy in the US is 78.2 years.
Guinness spokesman Robert Young said a Japanese man is believed to now hold the title.
Jiroemon Kimura was born on April 19, 1897, just 15 days after Ms Manfredini.
Mr Young said Mr Kimura, of Kyotango in Kyoto, also is believed to be the second-oldest man ever documented.