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article imageFamed Strongman Dies at 104

By Michael Bearak     Jan 12, 2010 in Lifestyle
The man who billed himself as "The Strongest Man In the World" died Monday at the age of 104. Joe Rollino who once lifted 3,200 pounds at famed Coney Island.
Joe Rollino as a major attraction for the Coney Island Carnival, once he lifted 3,200 pounds. He was a boxer and he served in the U.S. military World War II and got his start at Coney Island in the 1920s. Rollino could also bend quarters, at the age of 104 and he would have been 105 in March of this year. Sadly he was hit by a car and died Monday from a head trauma, a broken pelvis, and broken ribs.
The driver was not speeding, or drunk and no criminality was suspected. The driver was issued a citation for an inoperable horn.
A Retired New York Police Department detective Arthur Perry who met Rollino in 2008 noted how young he looked, "It was astonishing, how he was smiled upon by nature," Perry said. "If you would've said to me he was 80, I'd have said he looked younger."
Rollino was a lifetime vegetarian, he never smoked, or drank and he exercised daily.
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