The famous 104-year-old woman who made history by being the oldest person to jump off a plane and embark on a skydiving experience like no other has now reportedly passed away.
According to reports from local media outlets, Dorothy Hoffner’s death was just confirmed by one of her oldest pals, Joe Conant. He explained how the woman based in Chicago was found dead during the early hours of Monday morning.
She was present at the Brookdale Lake View senior living home and that’s when the staff saw her and reported the news to her loved ones. It is believed that she passed away during her sleep during the later hours of Sunday night.
Conant who is a nurse by profession says he met Hoffner a few years back and since then, the duo developed a wonderful family-type bond where he used to refer to her as Grandma, which was her request.
He further explained how he happened to be working as a caregiver for another resident at the senior living center and that’s when he bumped into her. This is where he found out that she had the most amazing energy and remained super sharp mentally. She would never get tired, he further explained.
“She could never be defeated and kept on going. Moreover, she would never take naps during the afternoon time and wouldn’t ever show up for a function too, or even a dinner or anything of that sort. At all times, she would be there and was present fully. I was amazed at how she kept on going always!”- he further explained.
Hoffner pledged to do everything that excited her in life. During the start of October, she made a tandem plan of skydiving and now, it’s believed that it could give her a record in Guinness as the world’s oldest skydiver.
She was seen jumping out of the plane from a whopping 13,500 feet at the Skydive Chicago in Ottawa, Illinois. This was located 85 miles southwest of Chicago.