Death of L. Stephen Coles

January 19, 1941 - December 3, 2014
Scottsdale, Arizona | Age 73

Leading researcher of world's oldest people dies
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By ASTRID GALVAN, The Associated Press

PHOENIX (AP) — L. Stephen Coles spent his career studying the reasons why supercentenarians — or those who live to 110 or more — survived as long as they did.

He wanted to learn how to slow "and ultimately reverse" human aging within 20 years, as the website for the Gerontology Research Group, which he founded, states.

Coles died Wednesday in Scottsdale of complications arising from pancreatic cancer. He was 73 years old, according...

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