World’s oldest man dies aged 127 in Brazil. Jose Paulino Gomes passed away at his residence in Corrego del Cafe, Pedra Bonita, Minas Gerais state, a mere week before he could celebrate his 128th birthday. Reports indicate that he continued riding horses until four years before his demise. Born on August 4, 1895, he tied the knot at the age of 22, as confirmed by his 1917 marriage certificate.
Jose Left 25 Grandchildren & 42 Great-Grandchildren
If the recorded age is accurate, Jose Paulino Gomes had lived through both World Wars and was said to be born during the reign of Queen Victoria. According to available records, he was born even before the inaugural Proms event, the first rugby league football game, and the discovery of X-rays. Jose left behind 25 grandchildren, 42 great-grandchildren and 11 great-great-grandchildren.
Some Speculate Jose Could Be Younger
Jose’s age led many to speculate about the official and accurate age of him, as there was someone who knew him when he was just a boy. Her granddaughter Eliane Ferreira told local media that she knows a 98-year-old lady who knew Jose when he was just a boy.