The world's oldest man has died in the small Spanish village where he spent most of his 113 years.

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Francisco Núñez Olivera, born in December 1904, died Monday night at his home in Bienvenida, north of Seville, the town of about 2,000 people confirmed on Tuesday.

"He died with the affection of his family and the love of his family and with the admiration of all his countrymen," Bienvenida's authorities wrote on Facebook, adding that a funeral will be held in the afternoon.


Though the destruction of his birth records in the Spanish Civil War makes certainty difficult, he is believed to have become the world's oldest man after the death of Polish-Israeli Holocaust survivor Yisrael Kristal in August.

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