Latino Named World’s Oldest Man Dies at 112

Salustiano Sanchez-Blazquez, a former coal miner, American immigrant, musician, and gin rummy enthusiast, lived a long full life. 

Certified as the the world’s oldest man by Guiness World Records, Latino Sanchez-Blazquez died in a nursing home in Grand Island, New York, reports Fox News Latino. He was 112. 

He was confirmed as the oldest living man in June, following the death of Jiroemon Kimura at age 116. 

Born in 1901 in the village of El Tejado de Bajar, Spain, he moved to Cuba when he was 17 to work in the cane fields. In 1920, he came to the United States through Ellis Island, and moved to Kentucky where he worked in the coal mines. Finally, he settled down in the Niagara Falls area of New York where he lived with his wife, Pearl, and two children. 

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