RIP Lucile Randon, world's oldest person, has died at age 118 years

In summary, Lucile Randon, known as Sister André, has passed away just a few weeks before her 119th birthday. She was born in France in 1904 and became a Roman Catholic nun in 1944. Last year, she became the oldest living person after the previous oldest person, Kane Tanaka of Japan, passed away at 119 years old. As of Wednesday, the oldest living person is now Maria Branyas Morera of Spain at 115 years and 320 days. Sister André also holds the record for oldest COVID-19 survivor and lived through the Spanish flu pandemic of 1918. She will be remembered for her incredible life and the stories she could tell.
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Lucile Randon, known as Sister André, has died a few weeks before her 119th birthday.

https://www.npr.org/2023/01/18/1149748001/world-oldest-person-sister-andre-lucile-randon-france-nun

She was born in France on Feb. 11, 1904, as Lucile Randon and took the name Sister André in 1944. She spent most of her life in religious service as a Roman Catholic nun.

Sister André became the oldest living person last year when the previous oldest person, Kane Tanaka of Japan, died at 119 years old in April 2022. According to the Gerontology Research Group, the oldest living person is now Maria Branyas Morera of Spain at 115 years and 320 days, as of Wednesday.

Sister André also holds the record for oldest COVID-19 survivor, which she tested positive for a few weeks before her 117th birthday in 2021. She recovered from the virus in about three weeks. She also lived through the Spanish flu pandemic of 1918.

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1. How did Lucile Randon live to be 118 years old?

It is believed that Lucile Randon's longevity can be attributed to a combination of genetics, a healthy lifestyle, and access to quality healthcare throughout her life.

2. Who is the new oldest person in the world?

The new oldest person in the world has not yet been officially confirmed. However, the current oldest living person is Kane Tanaka from Japan, who is 118 years old.

3. What was Lucile Randon's secret to a long life?

There is no specific secret to Lucile Randon's long life, but she did credit her faith and daily consumption of olive oil as contributing factors.

4. How rare is it for someone to live to be 118 years old?

It is extremely rare for someone to live to be 118 years old. According to the Gerontology Research Group, there have only been around 20 people in recorded history who have reached this age.

5. What can we learn from Lucile Randon's life?

Lucile Randon's life serves as a reminder to prioritize our health and well-being, and to never underestimate the power of genetics. It also highlights the importance of access to quality healthcare and the impact it can have on our longevity.

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