Sakhan Dosova, who celebrated her 130th birthday in March, became unwell on May 8 and passed away.
If her stated age is correct, she would have been 16 years older than the person previously thought to be the oldest. (More background on Dosova here.)
In an interview with RFE/RL in March, Dosova had complained how pitiful her pension was and about her general living conditions.
Shortly afterwards, local authorities in the Kazakh city of Qaraghandy provided Dosova with a two-roomed apartment for free.
She moved to the new apartment 19 days before her death.
-- Kazakh Service