Life Ended Peacefully Aged 116 At Care Home After Favourite Meal

The world’s second oldest woman has died aged 116 at a nursing home in Japan.

Farmer’s wife Fusa Tatsumi died on 12th December at a care home in Kashiwara, Osaka Prefecture, after eating her favourite meal of bean-paste jelly, reports local media.

Fusa, born on 25th April 1907, was Japan’s oldest person and had never been seriously ill or injured except when she broke her thigh bone in a fall in her 70s.

Fusa and her farmer husband Ryutaro raised three children. Said local media, and worked long hours in the fields to make ends meet.

Her family put her long life down to the hard physical work she’d carried out for decades carrying baskets of harvested peaches and grapes on her back.

Photo shows Fusa Tatsumi, undated. Japan’s oldest person born on April 25, 1907. Died at the age of 116 in Kashiwara, Osaka, on Tuesday, December 12, 2023. (Newsflash)

An official in Osaka’s Kashiwara city told local media: “Tatsumi died aged 116 at a care facility in Osaka on Tuesday.”

Osaka governor Hirofumi Yoshimura sent her family his condolences and recalled the party to celebrate her longevity last September.

He said: “I still remember how healthy Ms Fusa Tatsumi was. I sincerely pray for her soul.”

Fusa became Japan’s oldest person after the death of 119-year-old Kane Tanaka in April last year (2022).

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