Violet Moss Brown, who was believed to be the oldest person in the world, died on Friday, reported Jamaican outlet The Gleaner. She was 117.
Brown, who was born on 10 March 1900, became the world’s oldest living person following the death of Emma Morano of Italy, born on 29 November 1899.
Nabi Tajima of Japan is now the world’s oldest verified living person at the grand old age of 117 years and 34 days.
Nabi was born on August 4, 1900, in the town of Kikai, Kagoshima Prefecture.
She has nine children – seven sons and two daughters – and has more than 140 descendants including 28 grandchildren, 56 great-grandchildren and 35 great-great-grandchildren.