Woman claiming to be world's oldest person dies aged 135 in China

Almihan Seyiti, was believed to be 135-years-old when she died.
Almihan Seyiti, was believed to be 135-years-old when she died. Photo credit: Asia Wire

A woman who is reportedly the oldest person in history died in China last week. 

Almihan Seyiti, from Xinjiang in Western China, was believed to be 135-years-old when she died "peacefully" at her home on December 16. 

This makes her the oldest person ever, but this has not been internationally confirmed. 

According to the county's publicity department, Seyiti was born on June 25, 1886, while the China Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics reported that she was the country's oldest living citizen in 2013.

The supercentenarian - someone who has reached the age of 110 - got married in 1903 when she was 17-years-old and adopted a son and a daughter with her husband who passed away in 1976. 

Seyiti went on to have 43 grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

The Daily Mail reported that Seyiti lived a simple life while enjoying her daily routine of always eating on time, helping to look after her great-grandchildren, and sunbathing in her garden.

Seyiti's grandson and primary caretaker Kuerban Nuer said her days were filled with music and she went to bed around 11pm. 

"When hearing music from the radio before sleep, her feet would move along with the rhythm," Nuer said according to the New York Post. 

The Guinness World Records confirmed that it had never been asked to verify the woman's age independently, and Jeanne Calment from France, who died in 1997 aged 122, is still listed as its longest-living person.