Salustiano Sanchez, 112, the oldest man alive, passed away at a nursing home in New York on Friday.
Sanchez was announced as the oldest man alive in June after Jiroemon Kimura, 116, passed away. Sanchez liked to do crosswords puzzles, gardening, play gin rummy and was a self-taught musician. Sanchez was born in Spain on June 8, 1901. During his life he had played music at various events, worked in sugar fields and was a coal miner. He married his wife in 1934 and is succeeded by two children and an extended family. Sanchez lived long enough to have great-great grandchildren. Sachez wasn’t the oldest person alive. That title belongs to a Japanese woman named Misao Okawa, who is 115 year old, reports CNN.
Arturo Licata, 111, of Italy, is possibly the oldest man alive now that Sanchez has passed away. Guinness World Records is expected to announce its decision on Licata at a later date.