The oldest person in the world dies at 117 years old
The oldest person in the world has died at the age of 117.
Violet Moss Brown, also known as "Aunt V," died in Jamaica where she's lived there for most of her life. Brown was also reportedly the last living person who was a subject of Queen Victoria when she ruled Great Britain.
According to the Jamaica Gleaner, she held this prestigious position for just over 5 months and was included in the Guinness Book of World Records.
Her secret? Reports say that Brown didn't indulge in dark rum, ate cows feet and enjoyed the bible. She once said, "I eat everything except pork and chicken. And I don't drink rum and them things."
She also owned her own business selling bread and was able to buy her home. Before that, she was a maid. a worker at a sugar plantation and was an organist for more than 8 decades.
According to her son, Brown "was taken to the medical facility on Saturday because she was not feeling well, was dehydrated, and had an irregular heartbeat."
So who's the world's oldest person now? Japan's Nabi Tajima. She's the same age as Brown was.
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