Trelawny , Jamaica (Mckoy’s News) –World’s Oldest Person Dies: 117-yr-old Violet Moss Brown, the world’s oldest person died today (September15, 2017), as reported by her 85-yr-old son, Barry Russell.
Reports reaching our newsroom are that Moss Brown was caught in the middle of a tug of war between members of her family, some of whom claimed that she was not getting the best of care and therefore removed her from her Duanvale, Trelawny home and refused to disclose her current location.
Moss Brown died at the Fairview Medical Centre in Montego Bay, St James at 2:30 p.m. today.
Russell said his mother did not look well on Saturday. She was taken to a doctor who said she had irregular heartbeat and was dehydrated.
Since Moss Brown became the world’s oldest person less than a year ago, she has brought much visibility and activity in relation to her status to Duanvale.
She has had visits from Governor General, Sir Patrick Allen, Prime Minister Andrew Holness, Opposition leader Dr Peter Phillips and President of the Jamaica Baptist Union, Dr Devon Dick.
She was slated to be visited by personnel from The Guinness Book of World Records.