French nun known as World Oldest woman dies at 118

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According to the media, French nun Sister André, the world’s oldest known person, died on Tuesday at the age of 118 in the southern city of Toulon.

She died in her sleep at her nursing home in Toulon, spokesperson David Tavella said on Tuesday.

“There is great sadness, but she wanted it to happen, she desired to join her beloved brother. For her, it is freedom,” Tavella said.

Lucile Randon was born in the year New York opened its first subway, and World War I was still a decade away. Sister André dedicated most of her life to religious service, according to a statement released by Guinness in April 2022. She was also the oldest nun to ever live, according to Guinness.

Before becoming a Catholic nun, she looked after children during World War II and then spent 28 years caring for orphans and elderly people at a hospital.

In 2021, she even survived a Covid-19 infection, becoming a symbol of hope for people from around the world.

Another French, 122-year-old Jeanne Calment who died in 1997 in Arles, holds the record for the oldest confirmed age reached by any human being so far.

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