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Cambodia's oldest man dies at 122

Cambodia's oldest man dies at 122

Sek Yi, Cambodia's oldest man, died in Kampong Cham on October 19. He was reported

to be 122. Although no record of his birth exists, Yi said the secret to his longevity

was avoiding bad karma, and not stealing, and not raping another man's wife. He enjoyed

palm wine and hand-rolled cigarettes. King Norodom Sihanouk invited Yi along with

his wife, 111, to the Palace in 2002. He died before he could fulfill his dream of

visiting Angkor Wat

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