Lola Francisca Susano, who was considered to be the "oldest person in the world," passed away at the age of 124.
Beloved Lola Francisca from the Philippines passed away on November 22, 2021.
The Filipino supercentenarian's death was confirmed by state officials in her home province of Kabankalan, Negros Occidental.
The state government wrote on Facebook:
"It is with sadness in our heart that we received the news that our beloved Lola Francisca Susano passed away early this Monday evening."
"Her official declaration as the oldest person in the world at 124 years old is currently validated by the Guinness World Records."
The governor added that all the city officials were praying for Lola's family during their time of grief.
Susano was born on September 11, 1897. The secret to her longevity was lots of veggies and abstaining from alcohol. She also played the harmonica and believed it helped her keep her lungs strong and healthy.
Though Lola is yet to be declared the person who lived the longest, it is almost sure that Lola will beat Jeanne Calment, who died at the age of 122. Calment was a French lady who passed away in 1997.
In November, Senior Citizens Party-list Representative Rodolfo Ordanes asked the House of Representatives to provide money to Lola as a gift to mark her "monumental achievement." The money was supposed to help her family during the pandemic.
Though some suspect Lola passed away from Covid-19, she did not show any symptoms.
Susano was reportedly the world's last surviving person to be born in the 19th century. May she rest in peace.