World’s oldest person Sister André dies at the age of 118 in France


Sister André, the world’s oldest person and a French nun, has passed away. On January 17, at the age of 118, he breathed his last in Toulon, a city in southern France. As per reports, Sister Andre was born on 11 February 1904. Her name at birth was Lucille Randon. Sister Andre devoted most of her life to religious service. When she was young, she also worked as a teacher and private tutor.

of Guinness World Records AccordingAfter the end of World War II, she worked with orphans and the elderly in a hospital in Vichy, France. It is said that in the year 1944, at the age of 40, she decided to become a Catholic nun and changed her name to Sister Andre.

Sister Andre was declared the world’s oldest person in April last year after Japanese woman Ken Tanaka died at the age of 119. Along with this, Guinness World Records also declared her as the oldest nun. Interestingly, the sister came to know about this much later. She was the oldest person in Europe, who won the battle with Kovid-19 in the year 2021.

French President Emmanuel Macron also sent Sister Andre a birthday card on her 118th birthday. Sister Andre was congratulated by the President for her long life. Talking to a media about her longevity, Sister Andre had said that I think I will get better in heaven, but God doesn’t want me right now. It is said that she used to take a glass of wine and eat chocolate every day. However, there is no evidence that it can make a person live longer.

Sister Andre has seen 18 presidents and 10 popes in her life. She was about to turn 119 after 25 days. However, the title of the oldest person ever is held by Jean-Louis Calment. She was also a French woman who died on 4 August 1997 at the age of 122.

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