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115-Year-Old French Woman Dies

June 6, 2001 GMT

PARIS (AP) _ A 115-year-old French woman believed to be the world’s oldest person has died, French media reported Wednesday.

Marie Bremont died Tuesday night at the retirement home where she has been living in Cande, about 150 miles west of Paris, according to the LCI television station.

A nurse answering the phone at the home would not confirm the report, which also was carried on France-Info radio.

Bremont celebrated her 115th birthday on April 25.

She is considered the world’s oldest person since the death of Eva Morris of Britain in November, just four days before her 115th birthday.

Bremont is the second French woman to hold the honor. Jeanne Calment of France, died Aug. 4, 1997, at age 122.