World’s Oldest Person, Sister Andre, Dies

By Natalie Hartley

The oldest person in the world, Ms. Randon, who was under the name Sister Andre, died at the age of 118. She was born in 1904, in the south of France, and spent most of her life devoted to Catholicism. In an interview, she said, ‘People say that work kills, for me work kept me alive, I kept working until I was 108.’ She was born into a Protestant family, but converted to Catholicism when she was 26.

After living through the first and second World War, she recalls one of her fondest memories being her brothers arriving home, safe, at the end of WW1. Sister Andre has been in the Guiness World Record book twice, once for being the oldest person in the world and second, for being the oldest person to survive Covid-19. In one of her last interviews, she said, ‘People should help each other and love each other instead of hating. If we shared all that, things would be a lot better.’

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