The 118-year-old French nun became the world’s oldest man on Monday after her predecessor, a 119-year-old Japanese woman, died. Lucile Randon, or sister André, as he is known, is also the oldest person to survive Covid-19.
Lucile Randon was born on February 11, 1904. Sister André, as she is called, dedicated part of her life to the church. Before becoming a nun, she cared for children during World War II and later for orphans and the elderly in a hospital.
In addition to being the oldest man in the world, is also the oldest surviving COVID-19. He gave a positive result in early 2021, but fully recovered in three weeks, just in time for his 117th birthday.
In a recent interview quoted by CNN, he said he wants to be “pampered” by his family. Every day eat chocolate and drink a glass of wine. On his 118th birthday, he received a handwritten letter from the President of France.
Sister André became the world’s oldest man after the death of 119-year-old Japanese Kane Tanaka on Monday. However, neither of them has surpassed the record of the oldest person ever, which also belonged to a French woman. Born on February 21, 1875, the life of Jeanne Louise Calment lasted 122 years and 164 days.