Old­est in the world dies at 117

The Sunday Post (Dundee) - - Television -

THE world’s old­est per­son, Vi­o­let Mosse Brown, has died in Ja­maica at the age of 117.

Mrs Brown was born in Trelawney on March 10, 1900, just a few miles from her fel­low Ja­maican Usain Bolt’s birth­place.

She had suc­ceeded Italy’s Emma Mo­rano, who was the last per­son whose life spanned three cen­turies from 1899 to 2017, on April 15.

Mrs Brown was born when Ja­maica was a part of the Bri­tish Em­pire, mak­ing her the last liv­ing for­mer sub­ject of Queen Victoria, who died in Jan­uary 1901.

Prime Min­is­ter of Ja­maica Andrew Hol­ness re­vealed yes­ter­day that she had died on Fri­day night, tweet­ing: “Rest In Peace Mrs Mosse Brown.”

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