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97-year-old son of world's oldest person dies in Trelawny

Published:Wednesday | April 19, 2017 | 4:42 AM
Harland Fairweather, the 97-year-old son of the world’s oldest person - North Jamaica Conference of Seventh Day Adventist photo

Harland Fairweather, the 97-year-old son of the world’s oldest person, Violet Brown, has died.

Fairweather died at his Duanvale, Trelawny home at 8.54 this morning after falling ill.

"It is a sad time,” said Elaine McGrowder, the caregiver for Fairweather’s mother.

She said, however, that the death has come as a shock.

According to her, Fairweather woke up earlier this morning and did his regular morning exercises and later engaged her and his caregiver in their usual morning chat.

"He gradually became disoriented and it appeared there was a problem," said McGrowder.

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IN PHOTO: Violet Brown

She said soon after, Fairweather passed away.

"It all happened very quickly," she said in a grief-stricken tone.

McGrowder said it will be especially difficult to inform the 117-year-old mother about the death of her son.

"She always prayed God allow him to bury her and not the other way around," she said.

Fairweather has died just four days after his birthday. 

- Damion Mitchell