Dorothy Hoffner Death News
In the news today, we bid farewell to Dorothy Hoffner, the remarkable 104-year-old woman who made headlines just last week for achieving the extraordinary feat of becoming the oldest person to skydive. It is with a heavy heart that we report her passing, as she peacefully departed in her sleep exactly one week after her daring skydiving adventure on October 1st in Illinois, as reported by the Chicago Tribune.
During her triumphant landing, Dorothy Hoffner shared her inspiring perspective with the gathered crowd, proclaiming, “Age is just a number.” She fearlessly leaped from an astounding altitude of 13,500 feet and gracefully descended, an exhilarating journey that lasted seven breathtaking minutes.
The remarkable moment of her skydive was beautifully captured on video by Skydive Chicago. Representatives from Skydive Chicago and the United States Parachute Association expressed that this daring escapade was a fitting climax to Dorothy Hoffner’s exciting and well-lived life.
As we remember Dorothy, it’s worth noting that she would have celebrated her 105th birthday in December. In a touching statement to the Associated Press after her skydive, she expressed her desire to embark on a hot air balloon adventure as her next thrilling pursuit.
This wasn’t Dorothy’s first leap of faith; she previously skydived for the first time at the age of 100.
Guinness World Records is currently evaluating the data to determine whether Dorothy Hoffner holds the title of the oldest skydiver in history. As of May 2022, that distinction belonged to Linnéa Ingegärd Larsson, a 103-year-old from Sweden. May Dorothy’s gentle soul rest in peace as we honor her extraordinary life.