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Jamaica's Violet Brown dies at 117; Japan woman now oldest
Violet Brown was 117 years and 189 days old. Prime Minister Andrew Holness has expressed his condolences in a Facebook post, calling her an inspiring woman. The woman known as Aunt V died Friday at a local hospital, where she had been treated for heart arrhythmia and dehydration. With her death, the Gerontology Research Group lists Nabi Tajima of Japan was the oldest surviving person. She remained active in her church until recently and credited her longevity to hard work and her Christian faith.
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