World's Oldest Living Person Dies At 116 In Ukraine

LVIV, Ukraine -- The planet's oldest living person, Hrihoriy Nestor, died at the age of 116 in the Lviv Region in western Ukraine on Sunday.

Hrihoriy Nestor a few months ago.

According to church documents and his passport, Nestor was born on March 15, 1891.

Nestor, who worked as a shepherd in the village, used to say that he had lived to an old age because he had never been married and had not had his nervous system "undermined on the marital front."

Nestor, who loved Ukrainian, Russian, German and Polish songs as he learnt them after living through the first and second world wars in his west Ukrainian village, actually never fell ill, never took any medicines and never used alcohol in large amounts.

According to Guinness World Records, today the world's oldest living person is 115-year-old Emiliano Mercado del Toro of Puerto Rico who assumed this title after Elizabeth Bolden, an African American woman, died at the age of 116 years and 118 days in 2006.

Source: RIA Novosti