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Saturday, July 18, 2009

World's Oldest Man Dies (for the Second Time Since June)

Henry Allingham, the world's oldest man and one of the last survivors of World War One, has died at the age of 113, his care home said on Saturday.

Allingham, who once jokingly credited his long life to "cigarettes, whisky and wild, wild women," died in his sleep at the St. Dunstan's care home near Brighton, on the south coast of England.

"He died very peacefully and very comfortably in his sleep," a spokeswoman for the home said. "It was a sad day. We are all very saddened .... There was nothing specific, he was just 113."

Allingham, who became the world's oldest man in June, following the death of Tomoji Tanabe of Japan, had five grandchildren, 12
great-grandchildren, 14 great-great grandchildren and one
great-great-great grandchild.

link: World's oldest man, Henry Allingham, dies at 113 | Lifestyle | Reuters


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