Lucile Randon, Oldest Person On The Planet, Dead At 118

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The world’s oldest person, Lucile Randon, died at the age of 118. Randon’s death was announced by Sainte Catherine Labouré nursing home spokesman David Tavella. Randon had stayed at the nursing home over the final years of her life.

In a year of tragic deaths, here is what you need to know about Lucile Randon’s passing and her long, amazing life.

The world’s oldest person dies at 118

Lucile Randon died in her sleep this week at the Sainte Catherine Labouré nursing home in Toulon, France. Randon was best known to people in France by her nickname, Sister André. At the time of her death, Lucile was the oldest person in the world and had been since April 2022. That was when Kane Tanaka, a Japanese woman, died at the age of 119.

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Not only was Lucile the oldest person on the planet at the time of her death, but she was also the oldest person to ever survive Covid-19. She contracted the virus in 2021 when she was 116. She managed to live for two more years before finally passing away. Humorously, she said that she credits her long life to drinking a small glass of wine every day.

The oldest person in known history was 122. That was Jeanne Louise Calment, who was also French. Now that Lucile Randon has died, the Guinness Book of World Records indicates that María Branyas Morera is now the record-holder. She was born in the United States, but she now lives in Spain.

Who was the world’s oldest person, Lucile Randon?

Lucile Randon was born in Arles, France on February 11, 1904. This was a decade before World War I. She said at one time the best memories she had was when her brothers returned from the war. She ended up converting from a practicing Protestant to Catholicism when she was 19.

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At this time, she worked in a hospital for almost three decades, helping children and the elderly. In 1944, at the age of 45, she became a nun and joined The Daughters of Charity. The name she took, Sister André, was honoring her brother who had died.

Sister André never wanted to stop working. She ended up working until she was 108. “People say that work kills, for me work kept me alive,” she said in a previous interview. “It’s not nice being old, because I used to like taking care of others, making children dance, and now I can’t do that anymore.”

Sainte Catherine Labouré nursing home spokesman David Tavella said not to mourn her death because Lucile Randon was ready to die. She had previously told reporters that she wanted to leave Earth and reunite with her late relatives in Heaven.

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