World's oldest person is dead

World's oldest person dies in Jamaica at age 117

World's oldest person dies in Jamaica at age 117

Mosse-Brown was born in March, 1900 and was the last living subject of Queen Victoria.

Her reign as the world's oldest person did not last long; but her life - well, that's a whole 'nother story. She died at a medical facility in Montego Bay, St James, after a brief illness.

On Saturday (AEST), the news flashed around the world on in seconds that the world's oldest person had died at the age of 117 years and 38 days in her Jamaica home.

When she was named the world's oldest person in April, she answered the question everyone asks. what's the secret to longevity? She was the first "oldest person" in the world to be born in the 1900s.

"This is what God has given me, so I have to take it - long life", Ms Mosse-Brown said in an April interview in her hometown of Duanvale in western Jamaica.

She has had visits from Governor General Sir Patrick Allen; Prime Minister Andrew Holness; Opposition leader Dr Peter Phillips; and president of Jamaica Baptist Union, Dr Devon Dick.

Moss Brown said she remembers when cars, airplanes and electricity came to Jamaica.

One group claimed that she was not getting the best care and allegedly took her away from her home.

Ms Mosse-Brown had two caregivers and spent most of her days resting in the home she shared with her 97-year-old son. They anxious that she would miss a scheduled appointment with officials from The Guinness Book of World Records.

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