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World's Oldest Man Salustiano Sanchez-Blazquez died at the Age of 112

Sep 15, 2013 12:33 IST

Salustiano Sanchez-BlazquezThe Guinness World Records stated that former musician and coal miner Salustiano Sanchez-Blazquez of Spain certified as the world's oldest man died at the age of 112 on 13 September 2013.

Sanchez-Blazquez died at a nursing home in Grand Island, New York. He became the world's oldest man when Jiroemon Kimura died in June 2013 at the age of 116. He was born on 8 June 1901 in village of El Tejado de Bejar, Spain. He was known for his talent on the dulzaina( a double-reed wind instrument). He played dulzaina at weddings and village celebrations. He moved with his older brother Pedro and a group of friends to Cuba to work in the cane fields.

The world's oldest person is a woman, 115-year-old Misao Okawa of Japan. Arturo Licata of Italy is now the leading candidate to be officially recognized by Guinness as the current world's oldest man. He is 111 years old.

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