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The World’s Oldest Person, French Nun Sister André, Dies At 118 Years Old


The world’s oldest person, French nun Sister André, has died.

French nun Sister André died at 118 on Tuesday in southern Toulon. The city’s mayor, Hubert Falco, took to Twitter to announce the devastating news.

The tweet translates, “It is with immense sadness and emotion that I learnt tonight of the passing of the world’s oldest person #SisterAndré..”

Sister André dedicated most of her life to religious services. The nun’s spokesperson, David Tavella, said, “There is great sadness, but she wanted it to happen; it was her desire to join her beloved brother. For her, it is freedom.” She died on Tuesday at 2 a.m.

Born Lucile Randon on February 11, 1904, in Ales, Southern France, Sister André has seen two world wars and survived COVID-19 in January 2021.

The Gerontology Research Group validates details of people 110 or older, and Sister André was listed as the oldest. Now Maria Branyas Morera is the oldest person, 115.


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