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The world's oldest man, Salustiano Sanchez-Blazquez died Friday at 112 years old.
Sanchez-Blazquez was born on June 8, 1901 in El Tejado de Bejar, Spain, reports Fox News. When he was 17, he moved to Cuba with his buddies to work in the cane fields. He then moved to Kentucky and worked as a coal miner. Finally, he settled in New York as a construction worker.
Sanchez-Blazquez, whom many people called “Shorty,” loved playing and listening to music and he loved playing gin rummy. He was reportedly a humble man, telling the Guiness Book of World Records that he didn't deserve any acknowledgment just for being the world's oldest man.
His daughter, Irene Johnson, 69, recalled back then, "He says, `I'm an old man and let's leave it at that.'"
His secret? Sanchez-Blazquez said that he lived so long because he ate one banana every day and took a daily dose of six Anacin tablets. When his daughter was asked the same question, she revealed, "I think it's just because he's an independent, stubborn man.”
According to the Daily News, Sanchez-Blazquez had two children, seven grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.
When 116-year-old Jiroemon Kimura died on June 12, Sanchez-Blazquez took over as the world's oldest man. The current world's oldest person is a woman named Misao Okawa, who lives in Japan at age 115.