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World's oldest person dies at 117 in Jamaica
17 September 2017, 04:52 | Regina Holmes
Violet Moss Brown
Brown was born on March 10, 1900, 67 years before the country of Jamaica was founded.
This morning, The Gleaner reported that Moss Brown was caught in the middle of a tug of war between members of her family, as one group claiming that she was not getting the best of care had snatched her from her Duanvale, Trelawny home and refused to say where she was.
Violet Moss-Brown, the Jamaican woman named the world's oldest person earlier this year, died at the age of 117, the Prime Minister of Jamaica tweeted.
Moss Brown said she remembers when cars, airplanes and electricity came to Jamaica.
Following her death, 117-year-old Nabi Tajima, of Japan, is now the world's oldest person. She was also predeceased by the world's oldest man, after Holocaust survivor Yisrael Kristal died at the age of 113 during August in Haifa, Israel, shortly before his 114th birthday. Her son, Barry Russell, said she died today.
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