Violet Moss Brown is dead at 117. She died Friday in Jamaica, said her son Barry Russell.
Brown, who was born on March 10, 1900, became the world’s senior senior citizen in April following the death of previous record-holder Emma Morano, who also was 117 at the time of her demise.
Russell, 85, said his mother didn’t look well on Saturday and was taken to a doctor who said she was dehydrated.
Just days after she was named world’s oldest person in April, her son, Harold Fairweather died at age 97.
Brown’s achievement made her a local celebrity. She had visits from Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness and Dr. Devon Dick, president of Jamaica Baptist Union.