30 Jan, 2018 @ 12:57
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World’s oldest man dies in Spanish village where he lived all his life

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FRANCISCO: Passed away aged 113

THE world’s oldest man has died at his home in Extremadura, a month after celebrating his in 113th birthday. 

Francisco Núñez Olivera passed away on 10.30pm on Monday night.

Born on December 13th 1904 in the village of Bienvenida in Badajoz – Francisco – known as Marchena – fathered four children, nine grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

He became the world’s oldest man in August 2017 on the death of Yisrael Kristal, a holocaust survivor.

“He will be missed by everyone,” said Antonio Carmona, the mayor of Bienvenida.

He fought against the Berbers in Morocco in the 1920s and was a veteran of the Spanish Civil.

His secret to reaching the grand old age of 113 was “to work hard. To not be weak and stay in the house.”


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