The world’s oldest man Salustiano “Shorty” Sanchez-Blazquez died Friday at the age of 112 in New York nursing home. The Guinness Book of World Records certified “shorty” was born in El Tejado De Bejar Spain on June 8, 1901.
Sanchez moved to Cuba at the age of 17 to work in the sugar cane fields. He eventually immigrated to America at Ellis Island and went on to work in the coal mines of Kentucky before eventually settling down in New York doing construction and industrial furnaces.
Sanchez credited his longevity with eating one banana a day and six Anacin tablets. He is survived by his 79-year-old daughter, 76-year-old son, seven grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and five great-great-grandchildren.
The new oldest person in the world is now Arturo Licata out of Italy who is 111. The record for longest life is held by Jeanne Louise Calment of France who died at the age of 122.
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