Is World’s Oldest Person Sister André Alive Or Dead?
Sister André is Alive.
Sister André (France, b. 11 February 1904 as Lucile Randon) is now the oldest person alive, according to Guinness World Records. She is 118 years and 73 days old.
Kane Tanaka (Japan) has broken the records for the oldest person alive (female) and the overall oldest person alive, following the tragic news that she had gone away.
Lucile, who changed her name to Sister André in 1944, is the third-oldest French and European individual ever documented.
Sister André has led a varied life, having worked as a teacher, governess, and child care provider in her early years.
She spent 28 years after the war caring for orphans and the elderly at a hospital in Vichy, Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes, before deciding to become a Catholic nun.
Sister André is the world’s oldest living nun, having dedicated her life to religious service for the majority of her life.
She was declared an honorary citizen of Toulon, in the Provence-Alpes-Cote d’Azur area of France, in 2019 and received a letter from Pope Francis.
Sister André recently set even another astounding milestone as the oldest COVID-19 survivor.
She tested positive for coronavirus on January 16, 2021, after having already survived the Spanish Flu epidemic of 1918. She was swiftly sequestered in her retirement home to prevent the virus from spreading.
She defied the odds and recovered from the virus in three weeks, with no symptoms or side effects other than weariness, just in time to celebrate her 117th birthday.
Sister André has spent the previous 12 years in her retirement home.
She is now half deaf and needs a wheelchair at the age of 118, yet she enjoys keeping her mind engaged.