A 109-year-old woman, who claimed that never having sex was the secret to her long life, died last week in Norway, Agence France-Presse reported Tuesday.

Gunda Harangen, believed to be Norway's oldest woman, died Nov. 25, her nephew told the newspaper Laagendalsposten in southeastern Norway.

Harangen was born Dec. 28, 1898 and was the oldest of seven children.

In a 2006 interview, she attributed her longevity to being a life-long virgin and drinking one glass of cognac every day.

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