Chinese supercentenarian woman Almihan Seyiti who claims to be the world’s oldest woman, has joined her ancestors.
She passed away on December 19, 2021; however, her family announced her death Thursday, December 23, 2021.
Almihan Seyiti claimed to have lived on earth for 135 years, making her the oldest recorded in modern history.
The Xinjiang (Western China) native claimed to be born on June 25, 1886, during the imperial Qing dynasty. She was officially declared the nation’s oldest living person in 2013 by the China Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics, reports Daily Mail.
Per Chinese authorities, Seyiti’s passing was “peaceful” while surrounded by family.
Almihan Seyiti married in 1903 and was said to have adopted a boy and a girl with her husband. He passed away in 1976 while she went on to see six generations of descendants come to pass.
She is survived by 43 grand- and great-grandchildren and many children.
An ethnically Uygur woman from Komuxerik in Shule county of Kashgar prefecture, Seyiti a government issued identification card to reflect her late-19th century birth date.
However, some have been skeptical of her longevity due to the poor record-keeping practices.