Michigan’s Jeralean Talley, world’s oldest person, dies at 116

Posted at 1:08 PM, Jun 18, 2015
and last updated 2015-06-18 13:13:53-04

INKSTER, Mich. — Jeralean Talley, the oldest person in the world, died Wednesday night at the age of 116, her family tells FOX 2 in Detroit.  

Talley was certified as the oldest person in the world in April, according to FOX 2.  She turned 116 on May 23.

Her family told FOX 2 that she died in her sleep at her Inkster home.