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World’s oldest man dies less than a month before celebrating his 113th birthday

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The world’s oldest man has died less than a month short of his 113th birthday.

Father-of-eight Saturnino de la Fuente Garcia passed away at his home in the northern Spanish city of Leon on Tuesday morning.

The retired shoemaker was due to celebrate his birthday with his family on February 8, the date he claimed to have been born although official records record his birth three days later.

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Saturnino earned his place as the world’s oldest man in the Guinness Book of Records last September when he reached the ripe old age of 112 years and 211.

As well as fathering a large family with his wife Antonina Barrio, he had 14 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. One of the couple’s eight children, the only boy, died when he was still young.

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Quizzed about his secret of his longevity, Saturnino responded: ‘A quiet life and not hurting anyone.’

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