World's oldest person dead aged 117
THE oldest person in the world Violet Mosse-Brown has relinquished her title after dying at the age of 117 in Jamaica.
Ms Mosse-Brown inherited the title, and became the last living subject of Queens Victoria, at the age of 117 years and 38 days following the death of Emma Morano in April.
"This is what God has given me, so I have to take it - long life," she said at the time.
Ms Mosse-Brown said hard work and her Christian faith were the secrets behind her longevity.
"I was a cane farmer. I would do every work myself. I worked, me and my husband, over that hill," Ms Mosse-Brown said.
She was presented the Prime Minister's Medal of Appreciation after becoming the first verified supercentenarian from Jamaica and Queen Elizabet II sent her a plaque after she became the oldest citizen of the Commonwealth.
Japanese woman Nabi Tajima, aged 117 and born in 1900, now takes over as the world's oldest verified living person.
Ms Tajima said her keys to a long life "eating delicious things" and learning to "relax".
"Eat and sleep and you will live a long time," she told the Japan Times.