‘Oldest Woman in the World’ Born in the 1800s Dies Aged 124

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The woman thought to have been the oldest in the world has sadly passed away.

Lola Francisca Susano was 124-years-old.

Since the news broke, tributes have been pouring…

Lola Francisca Susano was believed to be one of the oldest people in the world prior to her death.

Born in the 1800s, she is said to have been the last person alive to have been born before the twentieth century.

Lola passed away on the evening of November 22, state officials in her home province of Kabankalan confirmed.

In a post shared to Facebook, the city government of Kabankalan paid tribute to Lola as they described her as an “inspiration.”

“It is with sadness in our heart when we received the news that our beloved Lola Francisca Susano passed away early this Monday evening November 22,” the post reads.

“Lola Iska is considered the oldest person in Negros Occidental and in the Philippines. Her official declaration as the oldest person in the world at 124 years old is currently validated by the Guinness World Records.”

“Mayor Pedro Zayco, Jr., Vice Mayor Raul Rivera and all city officials as well as all the people of Kabankalan City condole and pray with the family of Lola Iska in their period of bereavement,” it continued.

“Lola Iska will always remain as our inspiration and pride.”

A cause of death is yet to be released, however, CNN Philippines reports that Jake Carlyne Gonzales, a city public information officer, has said that Lola’s body will be tested for coronavirus.

Our thoughts are with her family and friends.

Rest in peace, Lola Francisca Susano.