World’s Oldest Man Reportedly Dies at 113 in Spain

World’s Oldest Man Reportedly Dies at 113 in Spain
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Francisco Nunez, who was considered the oldest man in the world after the death of the previous long-liver Israel Kristal, has died in the Spanish province of Badajoz on Monday, according to the EFE agency.

The funeral of Francisco Nunez will be held later in the evening. The man died on Monday, but it became known on Tuesday.

He lived in the village of Bienvenida, where he was born on December 13, 1904.

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Nunez was 10 years old when the First World War began, in the 1920s he participated in the Rif war between the colonial Spain and France and the Confederal Republic of the Tribes of the Rif, also fought in Morocco.

His wife died in 1988, but the man has four children, nine grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

Nunez lived with his daughter, who took care of him. In an interview to local media she once noted that her father did not keep to a diet, but his ration always included cheese.

The title of the oldest living man on earth was passed to Nunez after the previous long-liver Israel Krishtal, who also lived for 113 years, died in August 2017.

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Despite the fact that the media calls Nunez the oldest man on earth, he did not get into the Guinness Book of Records, since he did not have the original documents necessary to confirm his age.