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World’s oldest person dies at 117

MNA Culture & Entertainment Desk: The world’s oldest person, Emma Morano, has died in Italy at the age of 117, reported news agency. She died at her home in the northern city of Verbania.

Emma Morano was born on 29 November 1899 in the Piedmont region of Italy. She was officially the last person born in the 1800s still living.

Her life not only spanned three centuries but also survived an abusive marriage, the loss of her only son, two World Wars and more than 90 Italian governments.

Ms Morano had admitted that her longevity was partly down to genetics: her mother reached 91 and several sisters reached their centenary.

According to the US-based Gerontology Research Group (GRG), the world’s oldest human being is now Jamaican Violet Brown, who was born on March 10, 1900.

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