Violet Mosse-Brown, world's oldest person, dead at 117

Brown is seen in this file

Brown is seen in this file

Following her death, 117-year-old Nabi Tajima, of Japan, is now the world's oldest person. He had inherited scepter belonged to Emma Morano, piedmont died at 117 years and 137 days, and was born on 29th of November 1899.Violet, who has always lived in same house, was a farmer of sugar cane and a large lover of fruit.

When she was named the world's oldest person in April, she answered the question everyone asks. what's the secret to longevity?

Brown was born on March 10, 1900, 67 years before the country of Jamaica was founded. She died on August 4, 1997, at the age of 122 years and 164 days.

When Violet Mosse-Brown was born, Queen Victoria ruled the British Empire, the Wright brothers had yet to take to the air, the first antibiotics were still three decades into the future and telegrams were the state of the art in global communication.

One group claimed that she was not getting the best care and allegedly took her away from her home.

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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.

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

Brown's achievement made her a local celebrity.

She 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.

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