March 7, 2004 by

Joan Riudavets Moll

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Joan Riudavets Moll, the world’s oldest man, died on March 6. Cause of death was not released. He was 114.
Born in 1889, Moll grew up on the Spanish Mediterranean island of Menorca. He wanted to study medicine, but his father encouraged him to join the family’s shoemaker business instead. After retiring in 1954, Moll spent his remaining years sleeping 14 hours a day and living on 300 peseta per week.
Moll attained the aging title from Guinness World Records in 2003 when Yukichi Chuganji of Japan died. The fit supercentenarian smoked, but “not too much.” He attributed his longevity to a moderate lifestyle of exercise, eating a lot of small meals and socializing with friends.
Moll is survived by three daughters, five grandsons and six great-grandchildren. He also leaves behind two brothers, aged 104 and 98.

One Response to Joan Riudavets Moll

  1. Albert Prat

    My mother is Riudavets from her mother side and born in Mahon as well. Her parents and brothers were shoemakers as well. I wonder if there is a relationship.

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