World’s oldest person dies in Jamaica


PV International Desk : The world’s oldest person Violet Mosse-Brown died at the Fairfield Medical Centre in Jamaica on Friday (September 15) after a brief illness, reports The Gleaner of Jamaica.
Brown, who was born on March 10, 1900, became the world’s senior senior citizen in April following the death of previous record-holder Emma Morano, who also was 117 at the time of her demise.
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.
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.
She had recently been recognized by the Guinness Book of Records and at the time was still living in the same house that she was born in.