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R.I.P. Gertrude Baines, L.A. Resident, Oldest Person in the World

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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.