- Anthony Mancinelli died of jaw cancer complications
- The world's oldest barber is said to have died on Thursday, September 19, at the age of 108
- In 2018, Guinness Book of World Records recognised him for being the oldest practicing barber
- He had also been inducted into the Barber Museum Hall of Fame in Ohio one week before his death
- Mancinelli's wife passed away 15 years ago while one of his two sons died 36 years ago
World's oldest barber, Anthony Mancinelli of New York, has died at the age of 108 years after cutting hair for 96 years.
According to Brooks Funeral Home, Mancinelli died from jaw cancer complications on Thursday, September 19.
The Italian immigrant who made it into the Guinness Book of World Records in 2018 for being the oldest practicing barber, had immigrated to the US at 8-year
He then started with sweeping floors at a barber shop and later started working as a barber from age 12 in order to support his family until July 2019.
"Everybody loved him. He's known worldwide," his son, Robert, said.
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He opened Anthony’s Barbershop of Newburgh in 1930 and owned it for 40 years but later worked at other shops.
According to his son, Mancinelli was healthy for most of his life until he was diagnosed with cancer in February 2019.
He was getting tired and weak, his son said, but planned to return to work at some point.
An obituary published by the funeral home said he outlived his wife of 69 years, seven siblings and one of his two sons.
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Mancinelli's wife passed away 15 years ago, and his other son died 36 years ago but he continued to cut hair on his other relatives.
Aside from his Guinness World record, he was inducted into the Barber Museum Hall of Fame in Ohio one week before his death.
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Meanwhile, a Bolivian woman identified as Julia Flores Colque is said to be the world's oldest person, aged 118. Flores national identity card states she was born on October 26, 1900, making her a witness of two world wars and revolution in her native Bolivia.
In a recent interview, the aged woman revealed details about her love for cakes, singing folk songs and playing with her chickens. Interestingly, she also has a cat and strums a tiny Andean guitar known as the charango at her home in the rural town of Sacaba.
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