Sad! World's oldest person whose secret was eating a raw egg every day dies aged 117

Sad! World's oldest person whose secret was eating a raw egg every day dies aged 117

- The world's oldest person has died aged 117

- Jamaican Violet Mosse Brown was born in 1900

- Her secret to long life was staying single and eating a raw egg every day

Jamaica's Violet Mosse Brown passed away on Friday, September 15. She was named world's oldest person in April this year.

Nicknamed "Aunt V," Brown was born in Trelawney, Jamaica on March 10, 1900. Andrew Holness, Jamaica's Prime Minister, announced the sad news on Twitter.

She succeeded Italy’s Emma Morano, who was the last person whose life spanned three centuries from 1899 to 2017.

In a past interview, Brown said her secret to long life was staying single and eating a raw egg every day.

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Brown was named world's oldest person in April this year. Photo: Sheena Gayle

Brown was named world's oldest person in April this year. Photo: Sheena Gayle

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."

Incredibly, she was still living in the same house she was born in at the time of her passing. She was also a dedicated contributor to her church.

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