- The Washington Times - Monday, June 9, 2014

The world’s oldest man has died at the age of 111.

Alexander Imich passed away Sunday peacefully in his Upper West Side apartment, the New York Post reported.

Just a month ago, he was explaining to friends his theory of why he was living so long: “I don’t know, I simply didn’t die earlier. I have no idea how this happened,” he said, the New York Post reported.

But he led a life of healthy eating and exercising, and largely stayed away from alcohol.

Mr. Imich, who had no children, had fled the Nazis during their invasion of Poland.

A Japanese man who was born one day after Mr. Imich is now the oldest man in the world, the New York Post reported. Sixty-six women, however, are older. One in Japan is known to be 116.