The world’s oldest man, Spaniard Saturnino de la Fuente Garcia, has died at the age of 112 years, 3 weeks before his next birthday. The news has been confirmed by Senior Gerontology Consultant Robert Young, who also helped confirm Saturnino’s record as the oldest person living (male) in September 2021.
He had been declared the oldest living man in the world when he turned 112 years and 211 days old. Spaniard, who was born in Ponte Castro, Leon, on February 11 1909, avoided being drafted to fight in the 1936 Spanish Civil War and instead ran a successful shoe business. He had seven children, 14 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.