Oldest Person: The oldest known living person, a French nun named Sister André, passed away on Tuesday in the southern city of Toulon at the age of 118.
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It is with great regret and emotion that I learned today of the loss of the oldest person in the world, #SisterAndré, wrote the city’s mayor, Hubert Falco, in a tweet announcing the news of her passing.
According to the nun’s spokesman, David Tavella, she lived close to Toulon and passed away on Tuesday at 2 a.m. local time. “There is a great deal of sadness, but she wanted it to happen because she wanted to be with her dear brother. Freedom for her,” Tavella remarked.
According to a statement made public by Guinness in April 2022, Sister André, who was born Lucile Randon on February 11, 1904, devoted the majority of her life to religious service.
She cared for children during World War II before converting to Catholicism. She subsequently worked for 28 years in a hospital providing care for elderly patients and orphans.
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According to Guinness, she was also the oldest nun to have ever lived.
The nun, who would have been the 118th French president in her lifetime, got a handmade birthday card from Emmanuel Macron when she turned 118 in 2022. Additionally, since her birth, the Catholic Church has had 10 different Popes preside over it.
Kane Tanaka, a Japanese lady who held the title of the world’s oldest person until her death on April 19 at the age of 119, passed away, making her the oldest person in the world.
Moreover, a French woman holds the record for being the oldest individual ever recorded. The Guinness Book of World Records reports that Jeanne Louise Calment, who was born on February 21, 1875, lived for 122 years and 164 days.
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