US and UK's oldest people die same day aged 113

Goldie Michelson had been 'very frail and confined to bed' Credit: Clark University

A woman believed to be America's oldest person died the same day and age as her British counterpart - Friday at 113.

Britain's oldest person Gladys Hooper died aged 113 in Ryde on the Isle of Wight, just hours apart from Goldie Michelson in Massachusetts, who was a month short of her 114th birthday.

Ms Michelson was born in Elizabethgrad, Russia, in 1902 and moved to the United States when she was a child.

She lived in Worcester, 50 miles west of Boston.

Los Angeles-based Gerontology Research Group senior consultant Robert Young said Ms Michelson had been "very frail and confined to bed" and hadn't been seen in public for a long time.

Gladys Hooper, Britain's oldest person, also died on Friday Credit: PA