LOS ANGELES — The world’s oldest known person has died in Los Angeles at age 115.
Dr. Charles Witt says Gertrude Baines died today at a hospital.
The doctor says she likely suffered a heart attack but an autopsy would be needed to confirm how she died.
Baines was born in 1894 in Shellman, Ga. She became the world’s oldest living person when a 115-year-old woman, Maria de Jesus, died in Portugal in January.
Baines celebrated her 115th birthday April 6.