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NEW YORK -- The world's oldest man has passed away.

111-year-old Alex Imich of New York City passed away Sunday morning. He had attained the rank of oldest man on the planet this April as determined by the gerontology research group

Imich was born February 1903 in Poland, and fled the country with his wife after the Nazis invaded in 1939. They eventually came to the U.S. in the 1950s.

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He attributed some of his longevity to a healthy diet, no alcohol and years of exercise.

While he held to title of the world's oldest man, he wasn't the oldest person. 66 women outrank him including a Japanese woman who is 116-years-old.

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