Oldest Man in the World Dies at 116 year old!

17 12 2007

Hryhoriy Nestor, a bachelor who was thought in his lifetime to be the oldest person in the world, has died at the age of 116 in Ukraine….. Mr Nestor died in his sleep on Friday night in the village of Stary Yarychev, in the western region of Lviv, the Kiev newspaper Segodnya reports.

He died before proof of his age was submitted to Guinness World Records. Previously the world’s recognised oldest living person is currently Edna Parker of the United States, who turned 114 in April.

Just a few close relatives and neighbours gathered for Mr Nestor’s funeral. In accordance with his wish that there should be no crying, a hearty meal was served of his favourite dishes: warm potato and herring, and cabbage with home-made sausage. Good job Hryhoriy!

A relation with whom Hryhoriy lived, said he had led an active life to the last, helping around the house, whether it was making dumplings or tending the chickens.

He was no different on Friday, though he doused his head with cold water that evening – something he had often done before, complaining of headaches.

“His death came as a surprise to us, he just didn’t wake up again,” Oksana said.

“After his master’s death, his favourite cat Murchik didn’t go into his corner like he usually did but lay down on his bed,” she added.

Born, according to family documents, on 15 March 1891, Mr Nestor, a former farm labourer, put his long life down to the fact that he never married.

“He didn’t find himself a mate because he was a short man and never had money,” Oksana believes.

He also led a healthy life, she says.

He loved to get outside and would run barefoot through the grass. Vodka he drank in moderation, and his favourite food was simple country fare with his greatest luxury a slice of sausage in a bread roll.

So they you have it dudes…. Housework…. sausage baps and a spot of vodka every once in a while and you’re on your way to living til you are 100+……. no a bad knock either!!!!

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