[Fredie Blom\World Oldest Man]
Photo: “Born on May 8, 1904, South African Fredie Blom had ‘lived this long because of God’s grace,’ he said on his birthday earlier this year.”
Fredie Blom, the world’s ‘oldest man’ has died four months after his 116th birthday in South Africa.
Born on May 8, 1904, South African Fredie Blom had ‘lived this long because of God’s grace,’ he said on his birthday earlier this year.
The 116-year-old told local media the most challenging part of his country’s lockdown was that he was unable to buy tobacco to roll his own cigarettes on his birthday, his only wish for the special day.
South Africa’s banned the purchase of alcohol and cigarettes during lockdown in a bid to decrease hospital admissions from booze-related violence on the country’s streets.
Blom, who was the sole survivor of his family after they were all wiped out by the 1918 Spanish Flu, was described as ‘unofficially’ the world’s oldest man by South African media.
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