'World's Oldest Barber' dies at 108

VAILS GATE, New York (WPVI) -- A New York man hailed as the world's oldest barber has died.

Anthony Mancinelli passed away at the age of 108.

Last year, we profiled Mancinelli, showing him cutting hair at a shop in Vails Gate.

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A barber has been cutting hair for nearly a century in a small town in upstate New York.



At the time, Mancinelli said he had no plans to retire.

He even had some advice to living so long.

"Well, I advise a lot of people not to quit working. Keep busy," he said.

Mancinelli was born in Italy but came to America 100 years ago this month.

He started cutting hair for a living when he was just 12 years old.
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