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World's oldest person dies at age 111 in New York City

Wednesday, 11 June 2014 - 5:02pm IST | Agency: ANI

World's Oldest Man, Alexander Imich passed away at the age of 111 in New York City.

Born in Poland on Feb. 4, 1903, Imich not only witnessed more than a century's worth of historical events but he also survived many of them as well. Imich watched as the Nazis invaded his homeland in 1939 and even survived a Soviet gulag before immigrating to the US in 1951.

According to New York Observer, Imich credited his longevity to exercise, not drinking or smoking and eating well. Although, ice cream and chocolate reportedly fell on the approved food list.

However, when the New York Times asked him earlier about his feelings on holding the special record, the 111-year-old replied that it's not like he has won the Nobel Prize. 

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