World’s Second-Oldest Person Now the World’s Oldest Person Again

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Maria Gomes Valentim
Maria Gomes Valentim Photo: Guinness

Just one month after being confirmed as the world's oldest living person not named Abe Vigoda, 114-year-old Brazilian Maria Gomes Valentim has died. Cause of death: pneumonia, and being 114 years old. The title of the world's oldest person now once again returns to 114-year-old Besse Cooper of Georgia. [CNN]