They are dropping like flies, World's oldest man dead at 112

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  1. MutteringJohn

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    GRAND ISLAND, N.Y. -- The world's oldest man, a 112-year-old self-taught musician, coal miner and gin rummy aficionado from western New York, has died. He was 112.
    Salustiano Sanchez-Blazquez died Friday at a nursing home in Grand Island, according to Robert Young, senior gerontology consultant with Guinness World Records.
    Sanchez-Blazquez became the world's oldest man when Jiroemon Kimura died June 12 at age 116.
    Born June 8, 1901, in village of El Tejado de Bejar, Spain, he was known for his talent on the dulzaina, a double-reed wind instrument that he taught himself and played at weddings and village celebrations. At 17, he moved with his older brother Pedro and a group of friends to Cuba, where they worked in the cane fields.
    In 1920, he came to the United States through Ellis Island and worked in the coal mines of Lynch, Ky. Ultimately, he moved to the Niagara Falls area of New York, where he worked in construction and in the industrial furnaces. He married his wife, Pearl, in 1934.
    A spokeswoman for Sanchez-Blazquez's family did not immediately return a phone message Saturday.
    In a statement provided by Guinness World Records earlier this summer, Sanchez-Blazquez - whose nickname was "Shorty" - said he was humbled by the attention, saying he didn't feel he accomplished anything special just because he has lived longer than most.
    "He says, `I'm an old man and let's leave it at that,'" his daughter, 69-year-old Irene Johnson, said at the time. Sanchez-Blazquez lived with Johnson in Grand Island after his wife died in 1988; he moved to a nursing home in 2007.
    "We did our best," Johnson said. "We weren't going to put him somewhere just because he was old."
    Sanchez-Blazquez had said his longevity was attributed to eating one banana per day and his daily dose of six Anacin tablets. His daughter had another theory.
    "I think it's just because he's an independent, stubborn man," she said.
    Besides his daughter, Sanchez-Blazquez had a 76-year-old son, John, seven grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.
    Guinness says the world's oldest person is a woman, 115-year-old Misao Okawa of Japan.
    Young said 90 percent of all supercentenarians are female and Sanchez-Blazquez had been the only male born in 1901 with proof of birth.
    Arturo Licata, 111, of Italy, is now the leading candidate to be officially recognized by Guinness as the current world's oldest man, according to Young. Guinness will make a pronouncement on Licata at a later date.
    The oldest authenticated person was Jeanne Louise Calment of France, who died at the age of 122 years and 164 days.
    Sanchez-Blazquez is to be buried at Gate of Heaven cemetery in Lewiston, N.Y. following a private funeral, according to John Colucci, of M.J. Colucci & Son Funeral Chapels.

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  2. Chimney Portions

    Chimney Portions I drink cum Banned User

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    Shot by cops or killed by a blaek?
     
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    they may want to put a bit of a rush on that.
     
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    Nice.

    Just make it to 100 and you're drowning in pussy.
     
  5. hollywoodrose

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    wow, the guy didn't even look that old - my aunt who died at 92 about 10 years ago looked much older. It's weird, this guy could pass for 75 or 80 and yet Charlie Parker died at 34 and at first glance people thought he was 60.
     
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    He must of been born with Richard Jefferson sized ears, for them to be so small after 112 years
     
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    Goodnight, funny man.
     
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    Too young, Lord! Too youuuuung!
     
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    I didn't even know he was sick! And no mention of cause of death in the news article. Sloppy journalism.
     
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    Todays 112s are the new 90's
     
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    SouthernListen I don't follow the crowd. Sorry about that. VIP

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    How many bullets did it take?
     
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    Did he live a vegetarian lifestyle like Robin?
     
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    thanks Obamacare