News

World’s oldest man dies in NY at 111

World’s oldest man dies in NY at 111

WORLD'S OLDEST MAN:111 year-old Dr. Alexander Imich, the world's oldest living man, poses for a photograph during an interview with Reuters at his home on New York City's upper west side in this May 9 photo. Photo: Reuters/Mike Segar

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The world’s oldest man has died in New York at age 111, according to the senior citizen residence where he lived.

Alexander Imich, who was born in Poland in 1903 and survived a Soviet Gulag labor camp, died on Sunday, said Marcy Levitt, executive director of Esplanade Manhattan.

Imich emigrated to the United States in the 1950s and was a scholar of the occult. He edited an anthology called “Incredible Tales of the Paranormal” in 1995 at the age of 92.

He turned 111 in February and, in April, assumed the rank of oldest living man, according to the Gerontology Research Group of Torrance, California.

That ranking now goes to Sakari Momoi of Japan, born on Feb. 5, 1903, one day after Imich, according to the research group.

Dozens of women were older than Imich, according to the group, and the oldest of them, Misao Okawa of Japan, is 116.

Imich had credited good genes for his long life.

“But the life you live is equally or more important for longevity,” he told Reuters last month in an interview in his apartment on Manhattan’s Upper West Side.

(Reporting by Ellen Wulfhorst; Editing by Susan Heavey)

Latest Stories

in Local Sports, Sports, UVA Sports

Virginia Falls to Georgia Tech, 68-62

uva basketball jpj john paul jones

The Virginia women's basketball team fell 68-62 to Georgia Tech on Sunday afternoon.

in Local Sports, Sports, UVA Sports

Virginia Does It Again Defeating VA Tech 50-47

basketball

Despite a rough outing offensively, Virginia guts out another win.

in Albemarle County, Charlottesville City, Election, Local, Surrounding Counties, UVA, Virginia Assembly

Boyd Challenges Dittmar’s Latest Message To VDOT

D

Retiring Albemarle Supervisor Ken Boyd challenges a message Chairwoman Jane Dittmar sent to VDOT.

in Albemarle County, Charlottesville City, Election, Local, Surrounding Counties, UVA, Virginia Assembly

Panel Rejects Adoptions By Unmarried Gay Partners

Hanger Emmett 111609

A State Senate panel has rejected a bill allowing adoption by the partners of unmarried gay parents.

in Albemarle County, Charlottesville City, Local, Surrounding Counties, UVA, Virginia Assembly

Shucet Applauds Bids For 29 Improvement Projects

D

Philip Shucet has praised the bids VDOT received for the 29 North improvement projects.