Born in the south of France in 1904, she was listed in the Guinness World Records in April last year
French nun Lucile Randon, also known as Sister André and believed to be the oldest person in the world, has died at the age of 118 in the city of Toulon in southern France. The news was confirmed by the mayor of the city, Hubert Falco, recalling that the woman would have celebrated her birthday in less than a month, on February 11th.
“It is with immense sadness and enormous emotion that I have just learned of Sister André’s death,” Falco said in a post dedicated to the nun on her Facebook profile. “She was the doyen of humanity and thanks to her considerable age she had won the hearts of all French people. But beyond the symbol she represented for having spanned the century and lived through two world wars, Sister André was above all a profoundly good and loving,” she said.
The nun, born in the south of France in 1904, was included in the Guinness World Records list of the oldest living people in the world in April last year. With her death, 115-year-old María Branyas Morera, who lives in Spain, assumes the title of oldest person in the world.