- The world's oldest barber, Anthony Mancinelli, has died at the age of 108 years after practicing for 96 years
- Mancinelli's son, Robert, says the legend died of jaw cancer complication after being diagnosed in February of this year
- Mancinelli made it into the Guinness Book of World Records in 2018 for being the oldest practicing barber
Anthony Mancinelli of New York, United States, the world’s oldest barber, has died at the age of 108 years, after practicing for 96 years.
Mancinelli, who immigrated into the United States at the age of eight, made it into the Guinness Book of World Records in 2018 for being the oldest practicing barber.
He started off by sweeping floors at a barber shop, after which he started cutting hair at the age of 12 to support his family.
CNN reports that Mancinelli, who was diagnosed with jaw cancer, in February of this year, died of its complications.
Legit.ng gathers that he attended grade school in Newburgh, but never graduated.
Speaking of his father, Mancinelli’s son, Robert, said: "Everybody loved him. He's known worldwide."
Until his death, Mancinelli worked at Fantastic Cuts in New Windsor, where he charged $19 for a haircut.
The owner of Fantastic Cuts, Jane Dinezza, said she would like to leave Mancinelli’s chair open as a memorial to the deceased.
She said: "He's a legend. One of the TV stations asked who would work in his chair now. I didn't think of it then, but could anybody fill that chair? No."
According to his son, Mancinelli was inducted into the Barber Museum Hall of Fame in Ohio one week before his death.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that a man who made claims of being the oldest human on the planet passed away at the age of 123.
The man who was identified as a Russian pensioner with the name Appaz Iliev, hailed from the Republic of Ingushetia, near Georgia, and he said he was born under the last Russian Tsar.
Iliev also revealed that he served in World War One and when he was declared too old to fight, he spent most of his life afterwards as a shepherd.
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