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By Matt McGregor
Staff Writer 

Irving Hyman Celebrates His 106th Birthday – Brevard NC


Last updated 11/21/2016 at 5:35pm

Kay Kadden and Irving Hyman celebrate Hyman's recent 106th birthday at College Walk in Brevard. (Times photo by Matt McGregor)

There was a time when Irving Hyman did not think he would live to turn 106 on Friday, Nov. 12. When he was 72, he had returned to his home in Vermont after a day of golf, feeling weak.

Later, he felt worse and told his wife she should call an ambulance. But the ambulance got lost and almost didn't find his house, and, by that point, Hyman said he had already died.

"What did it feel like being dead? Blackness, but I was still somehow felt aware," Hyman said. "And when I woke up the next morning, I saw colors I'd never seen before."

Hyman said he was brought back to life with shock t...

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