Walter Breunig, the world's oldest man, died on April 14, 2011. He was 114 years old. Here are his secrets to a long life: 1. Embrace change, even when the change slaps you in the face ("Every change is good."); 2. Eat two meals a day ("That's all you need."); 3. Work as long as you can ("That money's going to come in handy."); 4. Help others ("The more you do for others, the better shape you're in."); and 5. The hardest lesson he learned from his grandfather: Accept death. ("We're going to die. Some people are scared of dying. Never be afraid to die. Because you're born to die.").
Mr. Breunig lived in Great Falls, Montana. He was the second oldest person in the world. Besse Cooper of Monroe, Ga.--born 25 days earlier--is the world's oldest person. "World's Oldest Man Dies," Associated Press, April 15, 2011