The oldest man in the world (113) died in Spain

Francisco Nunez Olivera, the world’s oldest man, has died at his home in Spain – a month after celebrating his 113th birthday. 

He passed away around 10.30pm on Monday night. 

The mayor of Bienvenida, a village in south-west Spain where he lived his entire life, described it as “a pity for the entire village and the whole world”, reported Spanish newspaper El Periodico.

Mr Olivera, who was born on 13 December 1904, was known locally as “Marchena”, a nickname given to him when a child mistook him for the famous Spanish singer, Pepe Marchena.

The retired farmer reportedly took daily walks alone in his village until he was 107, and started to read again at 98 following an operation to cure his cataracts. 

World’s oldest living people
 

As of 30 January 2018, the top 10 are all women
 

1) Nabi Tajima, born 4 August 1900, aged 117 years and 179 days, from Japan

2) Chiyo Miyako, born 2 May 1901, aged 116 years and 273 days, from Japan

3) Giuseppina Projetto, born 30 May 1902, aged 115 years and 245 days, from Italy

4) Kane Tanaka, born 2 January 1903, aged 115 years and 28 days, from Japan

5) Maria Giuseppa Robucci, born 20 March 1903, aged 114 years and 316 days, from Italy

6) Iso Nakamura, born 23 April 1903, aged 114 years and 282 days, from Japan

7) Delphine Gibson, born 17 August 1903, aged 114 years and 166 days, from the US

8) Lucile Randon, born 11 February 1904, aged 113 years and 353 days, from France

9) Tomoe Iwata, born 25 March 1904, aged 113 years and 311 days, from Japan

10) Shin Matsushita, born 30 March 1904, aged 113 years and 306 days, from Japan


Jan 31, 2018

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