Sister Andre Dies: Lucile Randon was a French woman born on February 11, 1904, and died on January 17, 2023. She was also known by the name Sister André. She lived to be 118 years and 340 days old. After Kane Tanaka died on April 19, 2022, she was the most senior person known to be alive.
She was the most senior person known to have lived through the COVID-19 pandemic. A month before her 117th birthday, she tested positive for SARS-CoV-2. Randon was a Roman Catholic nun.
She became a Roman Catholic when she was young and worked as a governess, teacher, and missionary until she retired at age 75. From 2009 until she died in 2023, she lived in an old-age home in Toulon, France.
Sister Andre, the World’s Oldest Known Person, Dies at 118!
Sister André, a French nun, was the oldest known person in the world. She died at 118, her spokesman told AFP on Tuesday. David Tavella from the Sainte-Catherine Laboure nursing home said that Sister André, whose real name was Lucile Randon, died in her sleep in Toulon, France.
“It’s regrettable, but she wanted to be with her brother, who she loved,” Tavella told AFP. “It makes her feel free.” Sister André, born on February 11, 1904, was thought to be the oldest living person in the world. Guinness World Records confirmed this in April 2022, after Kane Tanaka of Japan, who was 119 years old, died.
The news was also shared by the group that keeps records, which said it was “saddened” to hear about the nun’s death. Craig Glenday, editor-in-chief of Guinness World Records, said, “How amazing that we breathed the same air as someone born just a few months after the Wright Brothers’ first powered flight and just a few months before the New York subway system opened.”
Glenday also said Sister André was “the fourth-oldest person Guinness has ever verified.” Sister André was the oldest living nun and the oldest COVID-19 survivor, according to Guinness. She was also the second-oldest person from France and the second-oldest person from Europe.
She was only three years away from beating Jeanne Louise Calment of France, who lived to be 122 and holds the record for being the oldest person ever. In a statement, Hubert Franco, the mayor of Toulon, also said that Sister André had died. He talked about how often he went to see her.
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Franco noted that Toulon made Sister André an honorary citizen four years ago and that she had been living at the Sainte-Catherine Laboure nursing home since 2009. Guinness said that Sister André worked with orphans and the elderly for almost 30 years before she became a religious leader.
She also lived through the 1918 pandemic of the Spanish flu. Sister André lived through 18 presidents of France and 10 Popes. If you believe this is interesting, please discuss it with the other people you know. Visit the website Lighthousejournal.org for the most recent news and updates regarding famous people.
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