R.I.P. LOLA ‘World’s oldest ever person’ Francisca Susano, the last surviving woman born in the 19th century, dies aged 124

R.I.P. LOLA ‘World’s oldest ever person’ Francisca Susano, the last surviving woman born in the 19th century, dies aged 124

The Sun

A WOMAN believed to be the oldest person in world has died at the reported age of 124.

Francisca Susano, affectionately known as Lola Iska, died on Monday night at her home in the Philippines.

Francisca Susano is thought to be the last surviving person born in the 19th century

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Francisca Susano is thought to be the last surviving person born in the 19th century
Lola's record-breaking age has been confirmed by local officials

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Lola’s record-breaking age has been confirmed by local officials

The government of her hometown Kabankalan, in Negros Occidental, confirmed the news on social media.

Officials say the supercentenarian was the world’s last surviving person born in the 19th century.

Documents say she was born on September 11, 1897 – a year before the Spanish relinquished reign over the Philippines.

It was the same year the ice cream scoop was invented and Marconi sent the first ever radio transmission across the sea.

Lola’s cause of death is yet to be determined, city public information officer Jake Carlyne Gonzales told CNN Philippines.

She will be tested for Covid, but it is not believed she had any symptoms of the illness.

Lola’s record-breaking age – two years more than the previous world’s oldest – has been confirmed by local officials.

But she died before the claim was independently verified.

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