15 Sep 2013

World's oldest man dies at 112

5:01 pm on 15 September 2013

The world's oldest man is reported to have died at 112 in New York.

A funeral home says Salustiano "Shorty" Sanchez died on Friday at a nursing home in Grand Island.

Reuters reports that Mr Sanchez was born in Spain, in 1901, and worked as a sugarcane field worker in Cuba before emigrating to the United States.

With his death, the world's oldest man is now believed to be Arturo Licata of Italy at 111, and the oldest woman is Misao Okawa of Japan, at 115.