Celino Villanueva in July 2016
25 July 1896?
18 April 2018
121 years, 267 days?
Celino Villanueva Jaramillo (25 July 1911/claimed 1896 – 18 April 2018) was a Chilean claimant to the World's Oldest Person title.
Villanueva was reportedly born in 1896, in Rio Bueno, Chile. He has remained single all his life. He reportedly moved to Mehuin, Chile, in 1960 where he lived for the rest of his life. In April 2018, he fell out of bed and suffered a pierced lung, leaving him in a critical condition in hospital. Despite doctors initially being optimistic about his survival chances, he died on 18 April 2018 in a hospital in San Jose de Mariquina, Chile, at the claimed age of 121 years, 267 days.
Villanueva celebrated his claimed 121st birthday in July 2017. If true, this would make him more than five years older than the verified male longevity holder, Jiroemon Kimura.
- El hombre más longevo de Latinoamérica celebró su cumpleaños en la Región de los Ríos ADN, 25 July 2015
- "Supercentenario": Don Celino, Carabinero honorario de Mehuín, celebró sus 120 años Diario Futrono, 25 July 2016
- Man who claimed to be oldest in the world dies after falling out of bed Metro, 19 April 2018
- Man believed to be the world's oldest dies in Chile aged 121 The Guardian, 19 April 2018