Several people sent me a link to this obituary. Joe Rollino, aka The Great Joe Rollino, died on Monday after being struck by a minivan.
Joe Rollino was still going strong, healthy and active, at age 104. He was born in 1905, and would still be alive today if not for a traffic accident.
The Great Joe Rollino, Bender of Steel, Is Dead at 104 - At a Mighty 104, Gone While Still Going Strong
His lifts include a number of numbers that befit a Coney Island strongman - lifting 475 pounds with his teeth, back lifting 3200 pounds, lifting 635 pounds with one finger. Not the usual back squat and deadlift records, this is old-timey stuff.
I'll admit I knew little of Joe Rollino before reading his obit. But it's inspiring to me as an older lifter. He stayed hale for decades and never stopped being active. It's a testament to the effects of healthy living and hard lifting.