Oldest Man on Earth Dies

    111 year-old Dr. Alexander Imich, the world's oldest living man, poses for a photograph during an interview with Reuters at his home on New York City's upper west side, May 9, 2014. Dr. Imich, who holds a Ph.D. in Zoology, was born in Poland on February 4,1903, fled Poland when the Nazis took over in 1939, survived a slave labor camp in Russia and moved to the United States in 1951 where he became an author on parapsychology.  REUTERS/Mike Segar  (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY HEADSHOT) - RTR3OICD

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    Alexander Imich died at the age of 111 Sunday. The zoologist lived on New York’s Upper West Side until his death, which his friends say was peaceful. Born February 4, 1903, Imich came to the U.S. after fleeing the Nazis invading his native Poland in the 1930s. Although he was certified as the world’s oldest man, there are 66 women who are older than he was. While Imich surmised that never drinking alcohol and gymnastics and swimming from his younger days contributed to his long life, he was not sure how he managed to become the oldest living man. In his humble way, he once told a local New York new station, “I don’t know, I simply didn’t die earlier.”

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