Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Oldest man in history Jiroemon Kimura dies at 116

Jiroemon Kimura smiling as he celebrates his 116th birthday at his residence in Kyotango city in Kyoto prefecture, western Japan, 19 April 2013

A Japanese man recognised as the world's oldest living person, and the oldest man recorded in history, has died aged 116, local officials say.
Jiroemon Kimura died of natural causes on Wednesday in a hospital in Kyotango, Kyoto, a government statement said.
In December, Guinness World Records recorded Mr Kimura as the oldest man ever verified to have lived.
He reportedly had seven children, 14 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, and 13 great-great-grandchildren.

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