Sister Andre, Lucile Randon in the registry of birth, prays on the eve of her 117th birthday in Toulon, France in February 2021. Photo: AFP
Sister Andre, Lucile Randon in the registry of birth, prays on the eve of her 117th birthday in Toulon, France in February 2021. Photo: AFP
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World’s oldest known person, French nun Lucile Randon, dies aged 118

  • Also known as Sister Andre, she was born in southern France in 1904, more than a decade before World War I, and died in her sleep at her nursing home in Toulon
  • Randon was long feted as the oldest European, before the death of Japan’s Kane Tanaka, 119, last year left her the longest-lived person on Earth

Sister Andre, Lucile Randon in the registry of birth, prays on the eve of her 117th birthday in Toulon, France in February 2021. Photo: AFP
Sister Andre, Lucile Randon in the registry of birth, prays on the eve of her 117th birthday in Toulon, France in February 2021. Photo: AFP
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