Saudi man, world’s oldest, dies at record 154 years

Saudi man, world’s oldest, dies at record 154 years
Updated 11 March 2013

Saudi man, world’s oldest, dies at record 154 years

Saudi man, world’s oldest, dies at record 154 years

JEDDAH: A Saudi man who was dubbed “the dean of centenarians” died in the Kingdom this week at the age of 154 years. Nearly four years ago his name was listed in the Guinness World Record for being the oldest living man in the world, newspapers reported yesterday. Mohammed bin Zarei died of old age at a hospital in the small village of Sadr Ayad near the southern town of Nammas, leaving behind more than 180 children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
He had 10 wives and the age of 150, he told a local TV station that he was looking for a new wife after all his wives died. “Bin Zarei (…) had seen all the kings that ruled Saudi Arabia,” one newspaper said. Bin Zarei hit headlines when the Saudi satellite TV news channel Alarabiya broadcast a film about him a few years ago, during which he said he was in a good health.
The program presenter, Saud Al-Khalaf, called him “the dean of centenarians.”