This is kind of a bummer.
Two of the oldest people in the world passed away this past Sunday - and only HOURS apart.
What are the odds of that??!
Mary Joesphine Ray, who was the oldest living person in the USA, died at 114 in New Hampshire.
She apparently had remained ACTIVE until about two weeks before her passing!
Her granddaughter, Katherine Ray, said:
"She just enjoyed life. She never thought of dying at all. She was planning for her birthday party."
Daisey Bailey, who was just a month shy of 114, died hours later in Detroit. She was unfortunately suffering from dementia.
L. Stephen Coles, director of the Gerontology Research Group, said:
"It's very rare that two of our supercentenarians die on the same day."
Yeah, seriously. WOW.
So, so sad.
It must be hard to outlive your family and friends, but we hope they both lived full and happy lives!
We sincerely hope Mary and Daisey are somewhere at peace.
[Image via AP Images.]
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