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UPDATE: World’s oldest human dies at age 117

OSAKA, JAPAN - MARCH 04: Misao Okawa, the world's oldest Japanese woman receives a bouquet of flowers on her 117th birthday celebration at Kurenai Nursing Home on March 4, 2015 in Osaka, Japan. Japanese woman Misao Okawa is oldest living person in the world as certified by the Guinness World Records, who celebrates her 117 birthday on March 5. Okawa has been dubbed the worlds oldest living person since the June 12, 2013 death of 116 years and 54 days old Jiroemon Kimura, also Japanese. She is ranked first Oldest Japanese person ever and third person reached to 117in the world. (Photo by Buddhika Weerasinghe/Getty Images)

UPDATE: The world’s oldest living human,Misao Okawa, who recently turned 117, has died.

CNN Reports that Okawa died Wednesday morning in Japan.

She leaves behindthree children, four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Previously: The world’s oldest human,Misao Okawa celebrated her 117th birthday a day early in Japan. When asked to reflect on her long life, she simply responded “It seemed rather short.”

Okawa, born on March 5, 1898 is one of five people, all women, who were born in the 1800s and are still alive to this day.

Okawa has lived through two world wars, watched carriages evolve into cars, and observed the slow expansion of her family which contains her three children, four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. When asked what the secret of her longevity was she answered “I wonder about that too.”

Japan has more centenarians than any other country in the world with the number estimated to be around 58,000.

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