Sister Lucile Randon, World’s Oldest, Passes Away At 118

Sister Andre, Lucile Randon in the registry of birth, the eldest French and European citizen, prays in a wheelchair, on the eve of her 117th birthday - born on February 11, 1904 - in an EHPAD (Housing Establishment for Dependant Elderly People) in Toulon, southern France, where she has been living since 2009. - Sister Andre was touched by the Covid-19 in January 2021. (Photo by NICOLAS TUCAT / AFP) (Photo by NICOLAS TUCAT/AFP via Getty Images)

At a glance

  • The world’s oldest known person died on Tuesday at the age of 118 in the French city of Toulon.
  • Lucile Randon, who assumed the name Sister Andre when she took the holy orders, died in her sleep at 2 a.m. local time.

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