The world’s oldest man has died within the small Spanish village the place he spent most of his 113 years.
Francisco Núñez Olivera, born in December 1904, died Monday night time at his dwelling in Bienvenida, north of Seville, the city of about 2,000 folks confirmed on Tuesday.
“It’s a pity for the entire village and the entire world,” Mayor Antonio Carmona instructed Spanish company EFE.
Olivera was often known as Marchena as a result of in his youth he resembled the flamenco singer Pepe Marchena, although the centenarian has gathered his personal fame after the method of confirming his age started in 2016.
Although the destruction of his start data within the Spanish Civil Battle makes certainty troublesome, he’s believed to have turn into the world’s oldest particular person after the dying of Polish-Israeli Holocaust survivor Yisrael Kristal in August.
The “grandpa of the world” instructed El Mundo that the key to his lengthy life was the care of his daughter and “working so much. Not being boring at dwelling.”
It was not instantly clear what prompted the dying of Olivera, who had remained in comparatively good well being for the reason that elimination of certainly one of his kidneys and a cataract operation in his 90s.
Whereas Olivera was the world’s oldest man, the overwhelming majority of the world’s oldest folks, together with the oldest particular person Nabi Tajima, 117, are ladies, in response to the Gerontology Analysis Group.