Koku Istambulova at the claimed age of 129.
|Birth:||1 June 1889?|
|Death:||27 January 2019|
|Age:||129 years, 240 days?|
Koku Istambulova (1 June 1889? - 27 January 2019) was a Russian longevity claimant who claimed to be the world’s oldest person at the time of her death. Her age is currently unvalidated by Gerontology Research Group (GRG). If her claimed age was true, she would be seven years older than the oldest validated person of all-time, Jeanne Calment.
Koku Istambulova claimed to have been born in Russia on 1 June 1889. If her age were true then she would be the last suriving person born in the 1880s, 1800s, and 19th century and would have been the world's oldest person at the time of her death and the oldest person ever.
Koku Istambulova had at least 2 children and was survived by 5 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. She stated that she had never had a happy day in her life. Times were tough and she lost two children because of it. She said that she could remember how awful things were during the war and how that people's bodies were eaten by hungry dogs instead of buried.
Koku Istambulova died in Russia on 27 January 2019 at the claimed age of 129 years, 240 days, just a few months short of her claimed 130th birthday. Her grandson said that she had been quite healthy just hours before her death and had been joking and talking but then all of the sudden she got a horrible chest pain and died soon after.