The United Kingdom's oldest person has died at the age of 113.
Queen Elizabeth II, herself is next in age...
Gladys Hooper from the Isle of Wight, who had celebrated her 113th birthday on 18 January, passed away at Highfield Nursing Home in Ryde at lunchtime.
The former concert pianist was born in south-east London in 1903, the same year the Wright brothers made the first powered aircraft flight.
Listen to the theme & gaze at Gladys' photo, imagining her.
The great-grandmother was the country's most senior supercentenarian, according to the Gerontology Research Group.
Her son Derek Hermiston, age 85, said: "She just faded - 113-and-a-half is a good old age."
We saw her this morning,
she seemed well,sleeping.
what a beautiful woman
"We had left her for just about an hour when they called us to tell us she had passed away."
Last year, Mrs Hooper broke a Guinness World Record when she became the oldest person in the world - at 112 - to have a hip operation.
She moved into the nursing home following the operation.
Mrs Hooper was widowed in 1977 when her husband, Leslie, who had been a pilot in the two world wars, died.