World´s older person dies in France at 118

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World´s older person dies in France at 118.
World´s older person dies in France at 118. Photo by Junta de andalucia

French nun Lucile Randon was born in southern France on 11 February 1904, a decade before World War I 

The world’s oldest person nun Lucile Rando from France has died at the age of 118.  

According to a report by the Guardian on Tuesday, January 17, the announcement of her death was made by a spokesperson.  

Born in southern France on February 11, 1904, Randon, who was also known as Sister Andrée is reported to have died in her sleep in her nursing home in Toulon.  

Before joining the convent Randon worked as a governor and a tutor. She eventually became a nun in 1944 and had been in nursing homes since 1979. She later moved to Toulon in 2009.  

Randon is also reported to have survived a major COVID-19 outbreak in her nursing home, which resulted in the death of 10 other residents.  

An interview from the time of the outbreak by Randon cited in the report said, “I wasn’t scared because I wasn’t scared to die”.  

During another interview at a French radio station in 2020, she had said “I’ve no idea what the secret is. Only God can answer that question”, adding,  “I’ve had plenty of unhappiness in life and during the 1914-1918 war when I was a child, I suffered like everyone else”. 

 She became the older living person in the world after the death of the last known person Kane Tanaka, who died at the age of 119.  

 


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