World's Believed Oldest Person Dies

A 114-year-old woman, believed to be the world's oldest person, died Thursday on St. Barts island.
Eugenie "Sweets" Blanchard, died early Thursday in the Bruyn Hospital where she had lived for 30 years on St. Barts island. Blanchard was also born in St. Barts in 1896, CBS News said.
She lived much of her life as a nun in a convent on the island of Curacao until she returned home to St. Barts at the age of 60 and began living in a nursing home, the New York Daily News said.
Blanchard took the title of world's oldest person on May 2, 2010 when Kama Chinen, Japan, died just shy of her 115th birthday, CBS News said.

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