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112-year-old Puerto Rican dubbed world's oldest living man

Puerto Rican man Emilio Flores Marquez was dubbed the world's oldest living man by Guinness World Records at the age of 112 years, 326 days. Photo courtesy of Guinness World Records
Puerto Rican man Emilio Flores Marquez was dubbed the world's oldest living man by Guinness World Records at the age of 112 years, 326 days. Photo courtesy of Guinness World Records

June 30 (UPI) -- Guinness World Records announced a new record holder for the world's oldest living man: 112-year-old Emilio Flores Marquez of Puerto Rico.

The record-keeping organization said Marquez, of Trujillo Alto, was issued a certificate as the world's oldest living man at age 112 years, 326 days.

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Marquez was born Aug. 8, 1908, in Carolina, Puerto Rico. He was the second of 11 children born to his parents.

"My dad raised me with love and taught me to love everyone. He always told me and my brothers and sisters to do good, to share everything with others," Marquez said.

Marquez was married to Andrea Perez De Flores for over 75 years prior to her death in 2010. The couple had four children, two of whom are still living.

The record for oldest living man was previously held by Dumitru Comanescu, who died June 27, 2020, at age 111 years, 219 days. He had only held the record for under a month prior to his death.

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