World's oldest man dies, aged 112
on 15/09/2013 12:43:39
Guinness consultant Robert Young said Mr Sanchez-Blazquez died at a nursing home in Grand Island, New York.
Nicknamed "Shorty", Mr Sanchez-Blazquez became the world's oldest man when Jiroemon Kimura died in June at 116.
Mr Sanchez-Blazquez was born on June 8, 1901 in the village of El Tejado de Bejar in Spain.
He moved to Cuba at 17, then to the United States in 1920 where he worked in the coal mines of Lynch, Kentucky. He eventually moved to the Niagara Falls area.
He had two children, seven grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.