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World's oldest person Violet Mosse–Brown dies aged 117

September 16, 2017 1:40 AM
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World's oldest person Violet Mosse–Brown dies aged 117

THE world's oldest person has died aged 117 having been born on March 10, 1900.

Violet Mosse-Brown died at the Fairfield Medical Centre in Jamaica on Friday after a brief illness.

Ms Mosse-Brown became the oldest living person on April 15, 2017, following the death of Emma Morano.

Following her death, Nabi Tajima, of Japan, is now the world’s oldest verified living person. Tajima is 117.

Her eldest child, Harold Fairweather, who was believed to be the world's oldest living child with a parent alive, died a few months ago aged 97.

A family member said: "I came to look for her this afternoon and was told that she passed.”

Ms Mosse-Brown is also the last living subject of Queen Victoria, having been born one year before the monarch died when Jamaica was still part of the British Empire.

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