Woman in China believed to be ‘oldest living person’ dies at the age of 134

Oldest Chinese Woman Dies

Ethnic Uyghur senior citizen Almihan Seyiti, allegedly born in 1886, passed away last week at the age of 135. 

The supercentenarian: Seyiti, who died peacefully in her home on Dec. 16, lived in the Shule county of Kashgar Prefecture in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region.

  • Based on her Chinese ID card, Seyiti was born on June 25, 1886.   
  • Seyiti was believed to be China’s oldest living person by the China Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics in 2013, reported The Times of India.
  • She was married at the age of 17 in 1903 and adopted a girl and a boy with her husband, who passed away in 1976. She lived to see six generations of her descendants, with 43 grandchildren and great-grandchildren in total. 
  • Seyiti lived a simple life and enjoyed dancing, singing, listening to the radio and eating on time. “When hearing music from the radio before sleep, her feet would move along with the rhythm,” her grandson Kuerban Nuer said.
  • The supercentenarian had a grand celebration for her 134th birthday for which the Shule county of Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region organized a party last year.  

According to South China Morning Post, the Chinese government claims Seyiti is 135 years old; however, her exact age has been debated due to her unverifiable records. 

Featured Images via 時事中國 News from China (right), Daily Mail (left)

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