In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 24th, August, 2020

World’s Oldest Man From South Africa Dies At 116 After Being Denied Smoking (Picture)

World’s Oldest Man From South Africa Dies At 116 After Being Denied Smoking (Photo)


Fredie Blom


A South African who’s the world’s oldest man has died on the age of 116, BBC stories.


Fredie Blom’s id paperwork confirmed he was born in Jap Cape province in Could 1904, though that was by no means verified by Guinness World Information.


When he was a teen, his complete household was worn out by the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic. He went on to outlive two world wars and apartheid.


Mr Blom advised the BBC in 2018 that there was no particular secret to his longevity.


“There’s just one factor – it’s the person above [God]. He’s received all the ability. I’ve nothing. I can drop over any time however He holds me,” he stated.


Fredie Blom’s id paperwork checklist his date of delivery as eight Could 1904.


Mr Blom spent most of his life as a labourer – first on a farm after which within the development trade – and solely retired when he was in his 80s.


Though he gave up ingesting a few years in the past, he was a daily smoker.


Nonetheless, a coronavirus-related lockdown imposed by the South African authorities reportedly meant he was unable to purchase tobacco to roll his personal cigarettes on his 116th birthday.


Mr Blom’s household stated he died of pure causes in Cape City on Saturday.


“Two weeks in the past oupa [grandfather] was nonetheless chopping wooden,” household spokesman Andre Naidoo advised AFP information company. “He was a robust man, filled with satisfaction.”


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However inside days Mr Blom shrank “from an enormous man to a small particular person”, he added.


Mr Naidoo stated the household didn’t imagine his dying was associated to Covid-19.


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