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Andre’s sister from France is dead. The oldest person in the world was 118 years old

Andre’s sister from France is dead.  The oldest person in the world was 118 years old

Andre’s sister from France is dead. The oldest person in the world was 118 years old

French nun Sister Andre, who was the oldest person in the world, died in France at the age of 118, the retirement home where she lived was donated to Reuters on Tuesday. She would have celebrated her 119th birthday in February.

Andre’s sister passed away in her sleep. – She died at 2 o’clock in the morning. There is great sadness, but she wanted it, it was her desire to join her beloved brother. For her, it’s a release, said David Tavella of Sainte-Catherine-Laboure, a nursing home for the elderly in Toulon, in the south of France, where the nun lived.

Andre’s sisterFlorian Escoffier/Abaca/PAP

In the last years of her life, Sister Andre was blind and used a wheelchair

Lucile Randon, because that was her real name, was born on February 11, 1904 in Ales in the south of France. She took her religious name in 1944 when she joined a Catholic charity order. In 2022, she passed COVID-19.

According to the Gerontology Research Group (GRG) world list of supercentenarians, the nun was the oldest living person in the world. She was also entered into the Guinness Book of Records after she passed away on April 25 last year at the age of 119. Kane Tanaka of Japan has died.

Sister Andre was blind and confined to a wheelchair in the last years of her life. – They say work kills, and work made me live, I worked until I was 108 – she told AFP in April 2022.

Main photo source: Florian Escoffier/Abaca/PAP

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