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Worlds oldest man dies—Vaya con Dios, Senor Martinez

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A Cuban man, who believed he was the oldest person in the world at 126, has died in hospital. Cuban Benito Martinez, who claimed he was the worlds oldest man at 126, has died in hospital /PA

[Senor] Martinez, whose age was never proved, was certain that he was born in Haiti in 1880, reports the BBC [and] believed his longevity was down to hard work, fresh vegetables, not too many cigars, a little alcohol – and never marrying.Mr Martinez was the star of a Cuban government campaign to promote healthy lives for its oldest citizens.

Until his last months, he led a relatively active life, tending plants outside his one-bedroom house, visiting the local old peoples home and even going dancing.

He…is believed to have come to Cuba in 1925 at the age of 45 as a farm labourer.

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October 12, 2006 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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