Kane Tanaka — The World’s Oldest Person Passed Away At 119

Recently, the woman who was recognized as the world’s oldest person (according to Guinness World Records) has passed away. Kane Tanaka left the Earth on April 19th, and the record-keeping organization said that her passing was due to recent health setbacks which led to a few hospitalizations and discharges.

Kane Tanaka
Kane Tanaka — The World’s Oldest Person Passed Away At 119

Kane Tanaka’s 119 Birthday

Earlier in 2022, Tanaka celebrated her 119 birthday. She posted a message on Twitter that said she safely reached the age of 119 and also, that she managed to come this far with the support of many people. She also said she hopes people will continue to have fun and be cheerful and energetic.

The Story of Her Life

According to Guinness, Kane Tanaka was born, prematurely, on January 2nd of 1903. 19 years later, in January 1922, she married her husband whom she had never met prior to their wedding day. His name was Hideo Tanaka and they had four biological children together and also adopted a fifth child. While her husband served in the Second Sino-Japanese War, his wife was helping run the family business. They were making sticky rice, Udon noodles, and desserts. Later on, her first son, Nobuo, fought in World War II and was held captive until 1947 by the Soviet Union.

Kane Tanaka
Kane Tanaka — The World’s Oldest Person Passed Away At 119

In a Tweet in April, the Guinness World Records, have confirmed that Kane Tanaka was the second oldest person they had on record. She became the oldest living person in January of 2019 when she was 116 and 28 days. The first oldest person they have on record is Jeanne Calment who lived to the age of 122. And now, the new oldest living person is Sister André. She’s a French nun who is currently 118 years and almost 100 days old.

The New Ghostbusters Movie Is Out and Features the Original Team

The new Ghostbusters movie is a family affair, on and off-screen, as the writer and director are Jason Reitman. He has definitely done his best to bring his father’s film franchise to a new generation. Jason has stated that he had the Ghostbusters: Afterlife’s characters in his head for a long time, and when he shared his idea with his father, Ivan Reitman, the director of the first two movies, the elder cried.

Original Ghostbusters Bill Murray, Ernie Hudson, and Dan Aykroyd All-Star In the New Film

Bill Murray, Ernie Hudson, and Dan Aykroyd at the premiere of Ghostbusters: Afterlife Jason Reitman has said at the premiere of Ghostbusters that when he knew what the ending of the movie would be, he knew he was going to make one, pointing out that it was then he knew it was time to do it. In his film, a single mother played by Carrie Coon and her two children moves to a small town where they reconnect with the estranged father’s side of the family. Eventually, they all learn things they could not have imagined.

When asked how they felt about suiting up for the new film, the original ghostbusters Bill Murray, Ernie Hudson, and Dan Aykroyd called the experience joyful. According to Aykroyd, it felt like he was being called up back into service from the reserves to take care of things. He added that the three felt very organic while reprising their roles.

Carrie Coon Does a Great Job Highlighting the Elements of Love In the New Ghostbusters

Carrie Coon and Finn Wolfhard in Ghostbusters: Afterlife Carrie Coon has a great role in the new Ghostbusters, highlighting the elements of love and female empowerment. She has said in an interview that she loved how the center of the story is a nerdy girl scientist, pointing out that this felt like a wonderful invitation for the future. In addition to the original ghostbusters, the movie cast includes Paul Rudd, JK Simmons, and young actors like Logan Kim, Finn Wolfhard, and McKenna Grace.

Ernie Hudson also answered a few questions at the premiere. He stated that the Ghostbusters movies had been a big part of his life for many years. He pointed out how emotionally moved he felt when they got into the jumpsuits.