Walter Breuning, 114, World’s Oldest Man dies of natural causes

By on Apr 15, 2011 in United States Comments

Walter Breuning, known to be holding the Guinness World Records title for the world’s oldest man, has passed away at the age of 114, and was reportedly due to natural causes.

Walter Breuning
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According to US news sites on Friday, April 15, 2011, Walter Breuning died at the Great Falls hospital in Montana, on Thursday, who celebrated his 114th birthday last September 21, 2010.

“We’re all going to die. Some people are scared of dying. Never be afraid to die. Because you’re born to die,” Walter Breuning once said.

“I am deeply saddened by the loss of my dear friend and a great Montanan,” Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer told reports on the loss of Walter Breuning.

Walter taught me that all things in moderation will help lead to a long life; that hard work and a modest living are enough for a happy life and most importantly that giving back to others is good for the soul.” He added.

Walter Breuning, who has been a favorite to be interviewed by media for his sharp memory despite his old age, was born on Sept. 21, 1896, in Melrose, Minnesota, and has been married only once.

Breuning’s wife is Agnes Twokey, a telegraph operator from 1922 until she passed away in 1957, in which they did not have any children.

Back in 1913, Walter Breuning reportedly worked for the Great Northern Railway, but moved to Great Falls five years later.

Below is the video interview made to Walter Breuning on August 31, 2010, wherein he remembers the life he has lived being the oldest man in the world, as well as the memories of the days when life seems to be simpler.

Meanwhile, reports say that the world’s oldest man now is Jiroemon Kimura of Japan, who will turn 114 years old on April 19.

Happy Birthday Walter Breuning
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