From: Max More (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Fri Jan 04 2002 - 10:52:26 MST
>Friday January 4 8:54 AM ET
>World's Oldest Man Dies at Age 112
>ROME (Reuters) - The world's oldest man, 112-year-old Antonio Todde, died
>overnight on the Italian island of Sardinia, relatives said Friday.
>Todde, a shepherd on the rocky hills around the town of Nuoro until he
>became housebound in the last four years of his life, had been due to
>celebrate his 113th birthday on Jan. 22.
>Born in a tiny mountain village the same year as the Eiffel Tower was
>erected in 1889, Todde was recognized as the world's oldest man by the
>Guinness Book of Records last year.
>``Before he was always out and about,'' his granddaughter Vanni told
>Reuters on Friday. ``He had a calm, hard-working life, he was always very
>close to his family.''
>Vanni said her grandfather started to feel unwell just two days ago and
>stopped eating. ``His blood pressure fell and he left us without a murmur.''
>Todde, who lived on a simple diet of pasta, vegetable soup and the
>occasional steak, had said that the secret to his longevity was the odd
>``Just love your brother and drink a good glass of red wine every day,''
>he was quoted as saying when he celebrated his birthday last year.
>``You take one day after the other, you just go on.''
Max More, Ph.D.
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