World’s oldest man dies in America at 114

April 15th, 2011 - 5:42 pm ICT by ANI  

Los Angeles Apr.15 (ANI): Walter Breuning, the world’s oldest man has died at the age of 114, in a Montana Hospital.

A spokeswoman for the Rainbow retirement home where he lived, said Breuning had died of natural causes in a Montana hospital, where he had been admitted in the beginning of April with an undisclosed illness, The Guardian reports.

Breuning was born on 21 September 1896 in Minnesota and put his longevity down to eating just two meals a day and working for as long as he could and always embracing change, especially death.

“We’re all going to die. Some people are scared of dying. Never be afraid to die. Because you’re born to die,” he said.
Breuning moved to Great Falls in 1918, where he found work with Great Northern Railway and remained there for 50 years.
He married co-worker Agnes Twokey, who died in 1957 after 35 years of marriage. The couple did not have any children and Breuning never remarried.
Retiring in 1963, aged 67, he stuck to his philosophy and continued to work as a manager and secretary for Shriners, a position he held until he was 99-years-old.
He moved into the Rainbow retirement community in 1980 and had lived there ever since.
He was officially listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the world’s oldest living man in 2009. (ANI)

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