Oldest man in history dies at 116

  • Jiroemon Kimura, a Japanese man recognized as the world's oldest living person and the oldest man recorded in history, passed away on Wednesday at the age of 116.

    Kimura died of natural causes in a hospital in Kyoto.

    In December, the Guinness World Records recorded Kimura as the oldest man to have lived after the previous title holder died.

    Kimura was born on 19 April 1897. He had seven children, 14 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and 13 great-great-grandchildren.

    Japanese woman Misao Okawa from Osaka is most likely to inherit the title of world's oldest living person.

    At 115, she is already believed to be the world's oldest living woman.

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