World's oldest person dies in Jamaica at age 117

World's oldest person dies in Jamaica at age 117

So how did she live so long?

Jamaican supercentenarian Violet Moss Brown, who was the world's oldest person, died on Friday. She became the oldest living person on April 15, 2017, following the death of Emma Morano who was 117 years and 137 days.

With Mosse-Brown's death, Nabi Tajima, of Japan, is now the world's oldest verified living person. "And I don't drink rum and them things".

'You know, sometimes I ask myself, 'Am I really 110 years old?' because I don't feel like 110'.

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.

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Another one of her children, Russell Brown, 85, said his mother didn't look well on Saturday and was taken to a doctor who said she was dehydrated.

Brown was somewhat of a celebrity in Jamaica, after receiving visits from Prime Minister Andrew Holness, Governor General Sir Patrick Allen and other prominent leaders in the community.

Clearly longevity runs in the family as she passed away with her 97-year-old son by her side, they shared the home together.

Her granddaughter and great granddaughter have established the Violet Moss foundation to help care for the island nation's elderly.

She added her "faith in serving God, and believing strongly in the teaching of the bible" were also fundamental to a long and healthy life.