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World's Oldest Man Dies at 113

British man was one of the last surviving WWI veterans

(Newser) - Britain's oldest surviving veteran of World War I has died aged 113, the BBC reports. Henry Allingham, who became the world's oldest man after the death of a Japanese 113-year-old last month, passed away peacefully at a care home for veterans. Politicians and veterans' groups paid tribute to Allingham, who... More »

World's Oldest Man Thanks 'Cigs, Whisky, Wild Women'

British WWI vet, 113, becomes oldest man with death of Japanese elder

(Newser) - British WWI veteran Henry Allingham learned yesterday that he is now the world's oldest man following the death of 113-year-old Tomoji Tanabe, the Independent reports. Tanabe eschewed alcohol and tobacco but Allingham, also 113, once quipped that his longevity was due to "cigarettes, whisky and wild, wild women."... More »

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