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The oldest person in the world has died at the age 117.

Violet Mosse Brown was born in Jamaica in the year 1900 on Friday, September 15, 2017.

She became the oldest person living after the death of Emma Moreno in April this year. Moreno was from Italy and born in 1899.

Brown credits her long life to reading the bible, not drinking rum and eating cows feet. She was also the oldest living subject of Queen Victoria and worked on a sugar plantation in the Caribbean.

She was born on March 10, 1900, and had lived in the same house Trelawney, Jamaica.

She had six children and was a great-grandmother many times throughout her life.

According to an interview with the Jamaican Observer on her 110 birthday, she said, “Really and truly, when people ask what me eat and drink to live so long, I say to them that I eat everything, except pork and chicken, and I don’t drink rum and them things.”

After working on a plantation, she bought her own house and went on to start a successful bread making business. Brown was also the last person to live under the rule of Queen Victoria.

(Source: Daily Mail)

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