The world's oldest recognized figure, a French nun, dies at 118

A French nun who was believed to be the oldest person in the business but was reportedly getting tired of the burdens of age, has died a few weeks short of her 119th birthday

Lucile Randon, known as Sister André, was born in the town of Ales, in the south of France, on February 11, 1904, and lived through both world wars

She as a child was surprised by her first contact with electric lights in college and, even more these days, she survived COVID-19

Spokesman David Tavella said she died at 2 a.m. Tuesday at the Sainte-Catherine-Laboure nursing home in the southern port city of Toulon.

The gerontology studies organization, which validates the idea that people are 110 or older, listed her as the world's oldest recognized person after the death of 119-

The oldest known living man or woman in the world indexed by the institution for Gerontology studies is now María Branyas Morera

Sister André tested positive for coronavirus in January 2021, shortly before her 117th birthday, but she had so few symptoms that she didn't even know she was infected

en asked about her exceptional durability after surviving two world wars, she told the French media in April that she “operates… makes you live.

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