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Oldest man in history Jiroemon Kimura dies at 116

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.

This video shows Mr Kimura in April 2013 when he was presented with certificates to mark his achievements.

  • 12 Jun 2013
  • From the section Asia
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