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Francisca Susano Biography
Who was Francisca Susano ?
Francisca Susano, affectionately known as Lola Iska, died on Monday night at her home in the Philippines.
The beloved “Lola” Francisca Susano, who is believed to be the “oldest person in the world” and the last woman alive to be born in the 19th century, died Monday at the age of 124.
The death of the Philippine supercentennial was confirmed by state officials in her home province of Kabankalan, Negros Occidental.
“It is with sadness in our hearts when we receive the news that our dear Lola Francisca Susano passed away early this Monday night,” the state government posted on its official Facebook account. “His official statement of her as the oldest person in the world at 124 is currently validated by Guinness World Records.”
How old was Francisca Susano ?
She was 124 year old.
Cause of Death
Local health officials have yet to determine Susano’s cause of death, but the super senior will reportedly be tested for COVID-19 on Tuesday, CNN reported. Fortunately, city information officers reported that she did not display any symptoms of the coronavirus prior to her death.
Born in September 1897, a year before Spain ceded control of the Philippines to the US, Susano was reportedly the last surviving person in the world to be born in the 19th century.
To put his incredible age in perspective, this was the same year that the scoop of ice cream and cotton candy were invented, and that William McKinley was inaugurated as the twenty-fifth president of the United States.
In September, Guinness was still verifying Susano’s documents, but she died before they had a chance to recognize her as the oldest person in the world. Once verified, he would officially eclipse Jeanne Calment of France, who died in 1997 at age 122.
Lola attributed her longevity record of hers to her predominantly vegetarian diet and abstaining from alcohol, Metro reported. The veteran also played the harmonica every morning, which according to the grandmother, kept her lungs strong and healthy.
“Lola Iska will always be our inspiration and pride,” wrote the Kabankalan state government.