Top 10 People Who Have Lived Far Too Long

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6. Maria Esther Heredia de Capovilla

Maria Esther Heredia de Capovilla died when she was almost 117 years old in 2006. She lived quite luxuriously and almost died when she was 100 years old but managed to keep health problems at bay till she died of pneumonia.


7. Tane Ikai

Tana Ikai was the oldest woman in Japan when she died in 1995, aged 116.5 years. She outlived all her children and lived in a retirement home where she had two strokes- the second one left her bed-ridden.


8. Elizabeth Bolden

Elizabeth Bolden died in 2006 and was about 116 years old when she died. She was born in Tennessee. She had 7 children through her life out of which two were alive when she was on her deathbed. This woman had 40 grand children and about 73 great-great-great-great grand-children!


9. Carrie C. White

No, we are not talking about the telekinetic teenager from Stephen King’s “Carrie”. This Carrie C. White was born in 1874 and died in 1991. Interestingly, she did not die of old age but of a nervous breakdown. Now what could have made her that anxious? Maybe looked into the mirror.


10. Kamato Hongo

Kamato Hongo was born in 1887 and was 116 years old when he died in the year 2003. She died from pneumonia after which she became a mini celebrity and if you visit Tokunoshima, you will be able to find wash-cloths and key-rings with her photograph plastered all over them.

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