World's Oldest Living Man Dies at 111-years-old
   2014-06-10 07:23:51    Reuters      Web Editor: Sun Wanming

111-year-old Alexander Imich holds a Guinness World Records certificate recognizing him as the world's oldest living man during an interview with Reuters at his home on New York City's upper west side, May 9, 2014. Dr. Imich, who holds a Ph.d in Zoology, was born in Poland on February 4, 1903, fled Poland when the Nazis took over in 1939, survived a slave labor camp in Russia and moved to the United States in 1951 where he became an author on parapsychology. [Photo: CFP/Mike Segar]

The world's oldest living man died peacefully in his New York City home at 111-years-old on Sunday (June 8).

Alexander Imich, who was born in Poland in 1903 and survived a Soviet Gulag, emigrated to the United States in the 1950s.

He turned 111 in February and assumed the "oldest living" title in May, according to the Gerontology Research Group of Torrance, California.

A sparse eater whose favorite foods are chicken and chocolate, Imich credited good genes for his long life.

"My father lived to his 90s. So I got good genes," Imich told Reuters Television in May.

Imich did not have children.

The oldest woman lives in Japan. Misao Okawa is 116.

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