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Dorothy Hoffner, 104, went skydiving Oct. 1 and could hold the record for the oldest person to jump from a plane. She died Monday, likely in her sleep, Brookdale Senior Living said in a statement. Brookdale Senior Living hide caption

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Invisibilia: When Death Rocks Your World, Maybe You Jump Out Of A Plane

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Google vice president Alan Eustace is lifted by a balloon into the stratosphere, in a record-breaking skydive over New Mexico Friday. Paragon Space Development Corporation/Reuters /Landov hide caption

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On Tuesday's The Today Show, nine skydivers who had a very close call over Wisconsin talked about the collision of their planes. The Today Show hide caption

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