The oldest man in the world, 111, says that love is secret to longevity after the title is transferred to him
The oldest man in the world, 111, says love is the secret to longevity after the title is passed to him with the death of the British 112-year-old
- Dumitru Comanescu was born on November 8, 1907 in Prahova County
- He was crowned the world’s oldest man after the death of Brit Bob Weighton
- Mr Comanescu expressed his joy, saying that he feels “blessed” to have the title
A grandfather from Romania has been given the title of the world’s oldest man – and says love is the secret of longevity.
Dumitru Comanescu, aged 111 and 203 days, inherited the title after the death of British man Bob Weighton, who died yesterday.
The super centenarian – someone 110 years and older – was born on November 8, 1908 in Proviţa de Jos, Drăgăneasa Municipality, Prahova Province.
“I am honored and blessed to be officially the oldest man in the world and to represent Romania at the highest level! It is unbelievable! ” Comanescu, lives in the Bucharest Center for Seniors, said.
The great-grandfather has witnessed an impressive number of important historical events, including both World Wars, numerous Romanian military dictatorships, and also survived the occupation of Romania by the Soviet Union in 1944 and 1958.
He said the secret of his long life was the love of his wife, sons and grandchildren, telling fans that “I hope you outgrow me.”
No stranger to hard work, Comanescu graduated from university in 1933 and worked as an agricultural engineer and in plant pathology for an amazing 70 years, Romanian insider said.
The great-grandfather has experienced an impressive number of historical moments, including world wars, numerous Romanian military dictatorships and the occupation of Romania by the Soviet Union in 1944 and 1958.
Dumitru Comanescu’s birth certificate shows that he was born on November 8, 1908
Mr. Comanescu is pictured above with a walker assisted by great granddaughter Sofia Alexandrescu
Comanescu had already been voted Bucharest’s oldest Romanian citizen in February this year and awarded approximately € 1,046 and a tribute in honor of his life.
The Guinness World Records confirmed his status as the world’s oldest man after Bob Weighton, who was 112 years old, died of cancer – despite never smoking a cigarette.
Weighton was the oldest man in the world since February after the death of 112-year-old Chitetsu Watanabe from Japan, and died in his Hampshire flat.
Weighton was the world’s oldest man since February after the death of 112-year-old Chitetsu Watanabe from Japan, and died in his Hampshire flat
Mister Weighton’s last birthday on March 29 was held behind closed doors due to the coroan virus blockage, with the centenarian describing the world as “a bit of a mess.”
In a statement, his grandson Magnus described “our beloved Bob” as a “witty, kind, knowledgeable, conversationalist father, grandfather, and great-grandfather.”
The oldest verified person in the world to ever exist was Jeanne Calment from France, born in 1875 and died in 1997, who survived to 122 years and 164 days old.