A 104-year-old woman dies before Guinness can confirm her record as oldest skydiver

Dorothy Hoffner, a 104-year-old woman who potentially broke the world record for the oldest skydiver, has died before Guinness could confirm her record.

Main Event: Hoffner made a 13,500 feet jump with Skydive Chicago on October 1 and passed away in her sleep over a week later at Brookdale Senior Living.
* Brookdale Senior Living expressed their grief over Hoffner’s passing and celebrated her zest for life.

Record Confirmation Pending: Guinness World Records is still determining if Hoffner succeeded in breaking the existing record.
* The current record is held by Linnéa Ingegärd Larsson of Sweden, who made a jump at the age of 103 in 2022.

Previous Achievements: Hoffner began skydiving at the age of 100.
* According to the Associated Press, a memorial service in her honor will be held next month.

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