- Saturnino de la Fuente Garcí, the world’s oldest man according to Guinness World Records, has passed away
- The 112-year-old from Spain died only a few weeks before celebrating his 113th birthday which is in February
- Garci, who is survived by seven daughters, previously said the key to living long is not hurting others
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Saturnino de la Fuente Garcí, the world's oldest man, has passed away. Garci, from Spain, died aged 112 years and 341 days.
He broke the record for the longest living man in September 2021
Speaking to Guinness World Records, Garci previously divulged the secret to his long life.
"Do not hurt anyone," he said.
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Garci, born on 11 February, 1909, was weeks away from his 113th birthday. He is survived by seven daughters, 14 grandkids and 22 great-grandchildren.
Thanks to his short height, only 1.50 m, he avoided being enlisted into the 1936 Spanish Civil War and, instead, established a flourishing shoemaker business.
Garci worked as a shoemaker and made boots for the army, becoming a famous artisan in the area. When not making shoes, he played football and co-founded a local team.
To honour his 110th birthday, his teammates had paid homage to Garci and celebrated him as the club's oldest member.
Netizens send their messages of condolence by writing:
Favour Pearl said:
“Rest in Perfect peace Papi. No hard feelings but of you come down to Africa, there are a lot of people older than that.”
Linda Robles wrote:
“RIP! Prayers for family.”
Jason Brody commented:
“It was a good run. May he rest in peace.”
Susan Sawe shared:
“If you think 112 is the oldest, you haven't been to Africa.”
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Source: Briefly News