The oldest person in the world dies at the age of 118

The oldest person in the world dies at the age of 118

Sister André lived in a nursing home in the city of Toulon in southeastern France; She drank a glass of wine a day and believed that was the secret to her longevity

NICOLAS TUCAT / AFPFrench nun Lucile Randon is the world's oldest person at 118
French nun Lucile Randon is the world’s oldest person at 118

Sister AndreThe oldest person in the world died this Tuesday at the age of 17 at the age of 118. “He died at 2 a.m.,” the officer said when reporting the death of Lucile Randon, known as Ser André. Born on February 11, 1904 in Alès, France, she took office in April 2022 when Kane Tanaka of Japan died at the age of 119 years and 107 days. The nun lived in a nursing home in the city of Toulon, southeast Toulon France. She was virtually deaf and used a wheelchair but retained an active mind. “They wake me up at 7 a.m., bring me my breakfast and put me at my desk, where I do little things,” the nun told the Guinness World Records last year. Sister André liked to have a glass of wine every day and believes this was the secret of her longevity. “Her glass of wine keeps her going and maybe that’s her secret to longevity. I don’t know, I don’t encourage people to have a glass of wine every day,” one official said. The nun’s aide David Tavela said the nun wanted to surpass the person with the longest life on record, French Jeanne Louise Calment, who lived 122 years and 164 days and died in 1997.