World's oldest man dies at age 113

Lester Mason
January 31, 2018

World's oldest man, Francisco Núñez Olivera, has died at the age of 113 in Spain.


"It's a very cold day and most of all a very sad day", Carmona said.

Olivera became the oldest man in the world following the death of Israeli native Yisrael Kristal at the age of 113 and 330 days in August 2017, although an Indonesian man known as Sodimedjo, who claimed the be the oldest man in the world, died at a reported age of 146 past year.

His relatives credited his longevity to a vegetarian diet and a daily glass of wine.

Every morning for breakfast, he had sponge cake made with olive oil and a glass of milk.

He celebrated his 113 birthday last month.


Though the destruction of his birth records in the Spanish Civil War makes certainty hard, he is believed to have become the world's oldest man after the death of Polish-Israeli Holocaust survivor Yisrael Kristal in August.

While Olivera held that title, the vast majority of the world's oldest people, including the oldest person Nabi Tajima, 117, are women, according to the Gerontology Research Group.

Nunez Olivera, known in the village as Marchena due to his likeness to a Spanish flamenco singer who used that stage name, had been a widower since 1988.

While Oliver may have been the oldest man, the top ten oldest people in the world are women, The Independent reported.

Officials in Olivera's hometown of Bienvenida-which has a population of about 2,000 and is located north of Seville in southern Spain- confirmed the death on Tuesday, according to New York Daily News.

Spain has one of the highest life expectancies in the world, which doctors often attribute to the country's Mediterranean diet.

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