The World’s Oldest Person Dies at 118 years old, She Shared Her Mind-blowing Secret to Longevity

Lucile Randon - 118 years old French nun
Lucile Randon - 118 years old French nun

The world’s oldest living person died Tuesday at 118 years old. 

Lucile Randon — a French nun known as Sister André — lived at the Sainte-Catherine-Laboure nursing home in the Southern French city of Toulon, where she died. She passed in her sleep at 2:00 a.m. local time, the New York Times reported.

André claimed the title of the oldest living person in the world after Japanese Kane Tanaka died in 2022 at 119, according to The Gerontology Research Group.

Her secrets? Work as long as you can. 

“Working … makes you live. I worked until I was 108,” André told French media in April, the Associated Press reported

Growing up Protestant, André converted to Catholicism at age 26 and began working for the church twenty years later, where she claimed the title of “Sister,” the New York Times reported. 

According to the New York Times, just last year, she told reporters that “work kept me alive.” 

André was also known to enjoy a glass of wine and a piece of chocolate every day.

“Her glass of wine maintains her and which is perhaps her longevity secret. I don’t know – I don’t encourage people to drink a glass of wine every day!” a staff member from André’s nursing home told Guinness World Records.