Oldest Man In History Dies In Kyoto, Japan At 116
June 17, 2013
The world’s oldest living man, Jiroemon Kimura, died early Wednesday morning in Kyoto, Japan. He was 116 years old.
AsianScientist (Jun. 17, 2013) – The world’s oldest living man, Jiroemon Kimura, died early Wednesday morning in Kyoto, Japan, a government statement said. He was 116 years old.
Kimura, who was born on April 19, 1897, died of natural causes in his hometown, Kyotango City, at 2:08 a.m. local time on Wednesday. He had suffered pneumonia and had been hospitalized at the municipal hospital since May.
Born Kinjiro Miyake in the fishing village of Kamiukawa, he had changed his surname to Kimura upon marriage as his wife’s family lacked a male heir.
Kimura was verified by Guinness World Records to be the world’s oldest living man since December 28, 2012. He is the first man to reach the age 116, and he became the oldest living man in Japan upon the death of Tomoji Tanabe on June 19, 2009.
He is survived by his seven children, 14 grandchildren, 25 great-grand children, and 15 great-great grandchildren.
The oldest living person in the world now is 115-year-old Misao Okawa, from Osaka City, Japan.
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