The oldest person in the world is dead. Sister Andre was 118 years old
“She died at 2 am. There is great sadness, but she wanted it, it was her desire to join her beloved brother. For her, it is a release,” said David Tavella, in charge of communications at Sainte-Catherine-Laboure, home care center for the elderly, where Sister Andre lived.
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The oldest person in the world has died
According to AFP, specialists agreed that Andre’s sister was the oldest living person whose date of birth was verified before her death. She was also entered into the Guinness Book of Records after April 25 last year. Kane Tanaki of Japan died at the age of 119.
Born Lucile Randon on February 11, 1904 in Ales in the south of France, Sister Andre was blind and confined to a wheelchair in the last years of her life. “They say work kills, and it was work that made me live, I worked until I was 108,” she said in April 2022 in an interview with AFP.
Sister Andre passed Covid-19 last year.
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