World’s Oldest Man Dies at 114
This guy totally kicked 100’s butt!
Walter Breuning of Great Falls Montana passed away yesterday– at 114 years old! He was, according to the Los Angeles-based Gerontology Research Group, the oldest man, and the second oldest person, in the world. The oldest person? Besse Cooper of Monroe, Ga. — born 26 days earlier.
In an interview this past October, Breuning told the Associated Press his secrets to long life:
— Embrace change, even when the change slaps you in the face. (“Every change is good.”)
— Eat two meals a day (“That’s all you need.”)
— Work as long as you can (“That money’s going to come in handy.”)
— Help others (“The more you do for others, the better shape you’re in.”)
One more secrect: Accept death.
“We’re going to die. Some people are scared of dying. Never be afraid to die. Because you’re born to die,” he said.
Breuning died of natural causes in a Great Falls hospital where he had been a patient for much of April with an undisclosed illness reports a spokeswoman for the Rainbow Senior Living retirement home where Breuning lived.