World’s oldest Person, Kane Tanaka Died in Japan at the Age of 119; Tanaka’s Health Condition and Death Reason

Kane Tanaka was a Japanese supercentenarian who was the world’s oldest verified living person; her death cause, date, and age are all known.

Kane Tanaka was the longest-living person from the death of Chiyo Miyako on 22 July 2018 until her own death at the age of 119 years, 107 days. Kane was one of the oldest verified Japanese people and the second oldest verified person in the world.

Kane Tanaka’s Health Condition and Death

Kane Tanaka was 35 years old when she was infected with paratyphoid fever with her adopted daughter. Kane had pancreatic cancer surgery when he was 45 years old. She was diagnosed with colorectal cancer in 2006 and had surgery at the age of 103.

Kane will break the record for the longest-lived Japanese person in the world as well as the third-oldest person in the world on September 19, 2020. She broke Nabi Tajima’s record of 117 years, 260 days. Tanaka outlived Sarah Knauss on April 10, 2022, becoming one of the world’s second-oldest verified people. Kane Tanaka died on April 19, 2022, at the age of 119 years and 107 days in Fukuoka, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan. Her cremation drew a large crowd because she was well-known due to her age.