Jamaica’s Violet Brown dies at 117
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic — The world’s oldest person has died in Jamaica. Violet Brown was 117 years and 189 days old.
The woman known as “Aunt V” died Friday at a local hospital, where she had been treated for heart arrhythmia and dehydration.
With her death, the Gerontology Research Group lists Nabi Tajima of Japan was the oldest surviving person. She was born on Aug. 4, 1900.