World’s known oldest person dies at 118
The oldest known person in the world, a French nun named Sister André, passed away on Tuesday at the age of 118 in the southern city of Toulon.
The mayor of the city, Hubert Falco, tweeted the news of her passing, saying; “It is with immense sadness and a lot of emotions that I learn of the death of our Dean of Humanity Sister André.
World’s oldest known person sister André is dead. The French nun worked under 10 different Popes.”
According to the nun’s spokesman, David Tavella, she passed away on Tuesday at 2 a.m. local time at Toulon.
According to the nun’s spokesman, David Tavella, she passed away on Tuesday at 2 a.m. local time at Toulon. Tavella remarked.
Sister André, who was born Lucile Randon on February 11, 1904, spent the majority of her life serving the church, according to a statement made public by Guinness in April 2022.
She cared for children during World War II. After that, she worked for 28 years at a hospital helping orphans and elderly patients before converting to Catholicism. Guinness records state that she was the oldest nun to ever live.
Emmanuel Macron, the 18th French president, sent the nun a handwritten birthday card when she turned 118 in 2022.
Additionally, since her birth, the Catholic Church has had 10 different Popes preside over it.
A Japanese woman, Kane Tanaka, who had held the title of the world’s oldest person, passed away on April 19 at the age of 119, making her the oldest person ever.
A French woman also holds the record for the oldest individual ever documented. According to a report from Guinness World Records, Jeanne Louise Calment, who was born on February 21, 1875, lived for 122 years and 164 days.