A woman believed to be the oldest person to ever walk the earth and also the last surviving woman who was born in the 19th century has sadly passed away.


Francisca Susano, who was fondly called Lola Iska, died on Monday night, Nov. 22, at her home in the Philippines.


She was reportedly 124 years old, making her the oldest person ever.


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


On Facebook, the City Government of Kabankalan said: “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.


“Lola Iska is considered the oldest person in Negros Occidental and the Philippines.


“Mayor Pedro Zayco, Vice Mayor Raul Rivera and all city officials, as well as all the people of Kabankalan City, condoles and prays with the family of Lola Iska in their period of bereavement.


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



According to officials, this supercentenarian was the world’s only surviving person born in the 19th century.

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