Her reign as the world’s oldest person did not last long; but her life – well, that’s a whole ’nother story.

Violet Moss (also spelled Mosse) Brown, affectionately known as Aunt V, has died at at 117 years old in Jamaica, after being named the world’s oldest person in April.

The Jamaican Prime minister announced her death on Twitter on Friday.

Moss Brown, who was born on March 10, 1900, grabbed the Guinness World Record following the death of previous record-holder Emma Morano, of Italy, who died at the very same age.

Violet Mosse, Oldest Woman, World's Oldest, Aunt V, African American News, KOLUMN Magazine, KOLUMN

Violet Mosse, Oldest Woman, World's Oldest, Aunt V, African American News, KOLUMN Magazine, KOLUMN

Violet Mosse, Oldest Woman, World's Oldest, Aunt V, African American News, KOLUMN Magazine, KOLUMN


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The National Museum of African American History and Culture is the only national museum devoted exclusively to the documentation of African American life, history, and culture. It was established by Act of Congress in 2003, following decades of efforts to promote and highlight the contributions of African Americans. To date, the Museum has collected more than 36,000 artifacts and nearly 100,000 individuals have become charter members. The Museum opened to the public on September 24, 2016, as the 19th and newest museum of the Smithsonian Institution. (Website).


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