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Norway’s oldest man is dead

Norway's Oldest man, Carl W. Falck .Photo: Tore Meek / NTB scanpix

Norway’s Oldest man, Carl W. Falck is dead at 109 years old.

Falck was born on the 27th of May 1907 in Tønsberg. In recent years he lived at Majorstuen residence and treatment center in Oslo. On Saturday he past away, said his son, Jacob Falck to the newspaper Tønsberg Blad.

– He was sick for a couple of weeks and died as he wanted; a dignified and natural death. He did not want to be kept alive artificially, even if this meant that he did not reach his goal of becoming 110 years old, said Jacob Falck.

Falck remained active until his last years. As late as 2014 he created headlines when he as a 107-year-old collected over 107,000 kroner in support of ‘Movember’, raising money for research on prostate cancer.

On his 109th birthday, he was visited by Prime Minister Erna Solberg and the mayors of Oslo and Bærum.

– Dad has had a life full of experiences, and in recent years became used to the company of journalists and photographers. He thought it was fun to be given such attention, wrote his son on Facebook, courtesy of Tønsberg Blad.

From 1948 to 1975, Falck was CEO of Norges Wholesaler Association. Here he helped to revolutionize the Norwegian retail trade through streamlining methods of logistics and warehousing.


Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today