World's oldest person dead at age 117

Carla Harmon
September 17, 2017

Violet Mosses-Brown, jamaican, was born march 10, 1900.

Her successor as the world's oldest human is Nabi Tajima of Japan, also 117. Photos appeared first on National Helm.

Mosse-Brown, who was affectionately known as Aunt V, died at the Fairview Medical Center in Montego Bay, St James, at about 2:30 p.m., according to the Jamaica Observer.

The world's oldest person, Jamaican supercentenarian Violet Moss Brown died Friday at 117 after a brief illness.

She has had visits from Governor General Sir Patrick Allen; Prime Minister Andrew Holness; Opposition leader Dr Peter Phillips; and president of Jamaica Baptist Union, Dr Devon Dick.

The Gerontology Research Group in Los Angeles - which records the ages of the world's oldest people - claims that there are now just 46 supercentenarians - people who have lived past 110 - in the world. She became world's oldest person earlier this year after the death of previous oldest person, Emma Morano of Italy.

Just days after she was named world's oldest person in April, her son, Harold Fairweather died at age 97.

Declaring that "the best time is now", Brown said she was enjoying life and is not sitting around waiting to die.

"This is what God has given me, so I have to take it - long life", Ms Mosse-Brown said in an April interview in her hometown of Duanvale in western Jamaica.

"I came to look for her this afternoon and was told that she passed", the grieving family member of Moss Brown said.

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