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R.I.P. Gertrude Baines, L.A. Resident, Oldest Person in the World
Last April, the world's oldest known person Gertrude Baines celebrated her 115th birthday at the Western Convalescent Hospital on West Adams. Today, she died, likely from a heart attack, according to the Associated Press. She was born in 1894 in Georgia--that's when Grover Cleveland was president--and never drank, never smoked, but loved crispy bacon!
Now the oldest known person in the world is 114-year-old Kama Chinen of Japan, says Dr. L. Stephen Coles who tracks extreme age at the Gerontology Research Group at the University of California Los Angeles Medical Center.