GRAND ISLAND, N.Y (AP) – The world’s oldest man, a 112-year-old self-
taught musician, coal miner and gin rummy aficionado from western New
York, has died.
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.
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.