At the age of 117, Emma Morano was the oldest living person. Now she passes on the record to a Jamaican woman.
The Oldest person in the world has died. Emma Morano was 117 years old & the last living person born in the 1800s. pic.twitter.com/QoAcg9diHb— KEEM ? (@KEEMSTAR) April 15, 2017
At the age of 117 years old, Emma Morano experienced living in three centuries. Born on November 29, 1899 in Northern Italy, Morano lived through two world wars and more than 90 Italian governments. She was born on the year the first radio signal was broadcast and and just years before the Wright brothers invented the airplane.
Morano attributed her longevity to leaving her abusive husband in 1938 after the death of her only child. She also had a daily diet of two raw eggs and little minced chicken.
Carlo Bava, her doctor for 27 years, said Morano rarely ate vegetables and fruits. Earlier this week, Bava said he received a call from Morano’s caretaker, telling him that the centenarian passed away peacefully while sitting in an armchair at her home on April 15, 2017.
NEW OLDEST PERSON ALIVE
The world's oldest human is Jamaican Violet Brown, who was born on March 10, 1900. Congrats Violet. pic.twitter.com/AnjXdHK1Kz— Andrew Holness (@AndrewHolnessJM) April 15, 2017
Now that Emma Morano passed away, the record for the oldest living person went to Violet Brown who recently turned 117 years old last month. Being born on March 10, 1900, she too lived through two world wars, the Jamaican Baptist war and emancipation, the decline of the sugar industry (where she belongs), and the rise of the Rastafari movement.
Violet Brown, who is being taken care by two caregivers, says her secret to long life is hard work. Brown said she has spent much of her life cutting sugarcane in the fields around her home and attending church regularly. Her diet consists of vegetables and she avoids eating pork and chicken.
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