Sep 15 2013
The former musician and coal miner certified as the world's oldest man Salustiano Sanchez-Blazquezm has died aged 112, Guinness World Records said.
Guinness consultant Robert Young said Mr Sanchez-Blazquez died on Friday 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 age 116.
Mr Sanchez-Blazquez was born on June 8 1901, in the village of El Tejado de Bejar, 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.