It was just back in June that Jiroemen Kimura died at 116 years of age in Japan, and therefore Salustiano Sanchez-Blazquez became the world's oldest man at 112. Sadly, he didn't hold that tile long as the new world's oldest man died on Friday, Sept. 13, 2013, according to the Associated Press.
The coal miner said that the longevity of his life came to taking six daily Anacin tablets and eating a banana a day.
Sanchez-Blazquez died on Friday morning at a nursing home in Grand Island, New York, according to Robert Young, senior gerontology consultant with Guinness World Records. When he was awarded the title of "World's Oldest Man" back in June, the man didn't believe he was so special.
"He says, `I'm an old man and let's leave it at that,"' his daughter, 69-year-old Irene Johnson, said at the time.
His daughter went on to say that she believes it was just because he was an "independent, stubborn man." Whatever the case may be, he knew the secrets to a long life.
Sanchez-Blazquez is survived by his daughter, a son, seven grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.
The world's oldest person is 115-year-old female Misao Okawa of Japan, according to Guinness. The oldest recorded person in history was Jeanne Louise Calment of France, who died at the ripe age of 122 years and 164 days.