Sonny Hendricks, the oldest known man in Guyana died peacefully in bed at his residence in the Moco-Moco community in the Rupununi early yesterday morning.He was 111-years old. Reports from the Rupununi stated that Hendricks, popularly known as ‘Uncle Sonny’, succumbed to influenza.
He leaves to mourn his 95-year old wife and four children.
Hendricks’ death comes just a month after his grandson hanged himself in the Bartica Police Station lock-ups.
This newspaper had featured the centenarian two years ago when he had celebrated his 109th birth anniversary.
At the time he was still tending to his two-acre farm, located some 15 miles from Lethem.