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World’s Oldest Person, French Nun, Sister Andre, Passes Away At The Age of 118

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Sister Andre

Sister Andre

#Sister Andre, a #French nun, the world’s oldest person, has passed away at the age of 118 in the southern city of Toulon in France, her retirement abode said. Her spokesman, David Tavella, said she breathed at 2 am local time last Tuesday. “There is great sadness, but she wanted it to happen, it was her desire to join her beloved brother. For her, it is freedom,” Tavella said.

The city’s mayor, Hubert Falco, also tweeted the news. “…it is with immense sadness and emotion that I learnt tonight of the passing of the world’s oldest person #SisterAndré.”

Born Lucile Randon on February 11, 1904, she took the name Sister Andre when she entered a Catholic charitable order in 1944. She even stayed COVID-19 in January 2021, testing positive for the virus a month before her 117th birthday. 

Before becoming a catholic nun, she used to take care of children during World War II and later spent 28 years caring for orphans and older adults at a hospital. On her 118th birthday in February last year, the particular nun accepted a birthday note from French President Emmanuel Macron. Notably, Macron is the 18th French president to show in her lifetime. She has had ten different Popes have the harnesses of the Vatican since birth. 

Sister Andre was the world’s oldest living person according to the Gerontology Research Group’s (GRG) World Supercentenarian Rankings List. She evolved the world’s oldest person to live after Kane Tanaka, a Japanese woman, died at the age of 119 on April 19, 2022. After her death, 115-year-old María Branyas Morera, an American-born Spanish supercentenarian, has evolved into the world’s oldest living person. Sister Andre once credited chocolate and a glass of wine for her long and healthy life.

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