'World's Oldest Man' Dies

Benjamin Harrison Holcomb, 111, declared the world’s oldest man by the Guinness Book of Records, died Saturday in Oklahoma, where he had been a farmer until retiring in 1996, reports the Associated Press. He was born July 3, 1889 and was an avid hunter. In a 1998 issue of Outdoor Life magazine, when he was 107, he was cited for being the oldest man to shoot a deer. On Nov. 2, Eva Morris, 114, the world’s oldest woman (according to Guinness), died in her sleep in England, just six days short of her 115th birthday.

CORRECTION: In Friday’s PEOPLE.com item about the documentary “Finding Lucy,” about Lucille Ball, the network that held up production of the tribute was wrongly identified. It was not PBS, but CBS that was slow to grant permission to use clips from “I Love Lucy,” according to a spokesman for “American Masters” executive producer, Susan Lacy. PEOPLE.com regrets the error.

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