Celebrity Deaths of Oldest People

  • Alexander Imich, 111 (1903 - 2014)

    Alexander Imich

    The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — The world's oldest man, a retired chemist and parapsychologist, has died in New York City at the age of 111.Alexander Imich died Sunday at his home in Manhattan, according to his niece, Karen Bogen of Providence, Rhode Island. She said she visited him a day earlier with her sister and several of his close friends.Imich attributed his longevity to good...

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  • Rachel "Bunny" Mellon, 103 (1910 - 2014)

    Rachel "Bunny" Mellon

    STEVE SZKOTAK, The Associated Press RICHMOND, Virginia (AP) — Rachel "Bunny" Mellon, a wealthy arts and fashion patron, friend of first lady Jacqueline Kennedy and political benefactor who funneled hundreds of thousands of dollars to former presidential candidate John Edwards that was used to hide his mistress, died Monday. She was 103. Her death was confirmed by Alexander Forger, her...

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  • Salustiano Sanchez-Blazquez, 112 (1901 - 2013)

    Salustiano Sanchez-Blazquez

    The Associated PressGRAND ISLAND, New York (AP) — The world's oldest man, a 112-year-old self-taught musician, coal miner and gin rummy aficionado from western New York, has died. He was 112.Salustiano Sanchez-Blazquez died Friday at a nursing home in Grand Island, according to Robert Young, senior gerontology consultant with Guinness World Records.Sanchez-Blazquez became the world's oldest man...

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  • Soledad Mexia, 114 (1899 - 2013)

    Soledad Mexia

    SUE MANNING, The Associated PressLOS ANGELES (AP) — The oldest person born in Mexico, who also was California's oldest resident, has died in a hospice in Chula Vista, just 17 days after celebrating her 114th birthday.Soledad Mexia (mah-HEE'-ah') died Friday at the Silverado Senior Living Hospice, said Dr. Stephen Coles of the Gerontology Research Group at the University of California Los...

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  • Jiroemon Kimura, 116 (1897 - 2013)

    Jiroemon  Kimura

    The Associated PressTOKYO (AP) — The world's oldest person has died at the age of 116. Japan's Jiroemon Kimura had been recognized by the Guinness World Records as the oldest living person, the oldest living man and the oldest man ever.He died of natural causes Wednesday.Kimura, of Kyotango, Japan, was born April 19, 1897.According to Guinness, Kimura was the first man in history to have lived...

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