Emma Morano, the longevity lady in the world, died at her home in Verbania, a small town in northern Italy, at the age of 117, according to the ANSA news agency in Italy.
Emma Morano was born on November 29, 1899. She was the last person in the world who was born in the 19th century and is still alive, and she is also the fifth longest-lived person recorded so far. Her life spanned three centuries, witnessed two world wars, and lived through more than 90 Italian governments.
It is said that before her death, Morano had not left the house for several years, and she insisted on living alone until 2015, when she hired a full-time caregiver. In an interview during her lifetime, Morano said that the secret of her longevity is to eat three eggs a day, two of which are raw and one is cooked. Her family doctor believes that Morano’s longevity is more due to genes. Her mother lived to be 91, and at least two of her younger sisters have reached the age of 100. In addition, Morano’s strong character and regular life also contribute greatly to longevity.