Jiroemon Kimura of Japan dies at 116
Jiroemon Kimura of Japan, who had been recognized by the Guinness World Records as the world’s oldest living person, and the oldest living man and the oldest man ever died Wednesday of natural causes.
Kimura was born on April 19, 1897.
According to Guiness he was the first man in history to have lived to 116 years old. He became the oldest man ever on December 28, 2012, at the age of 115 breaking the record set by Christian Mortensen who lived from 1882 to 1998.
The title of oldest living person is now Misao Okawa, also of Japan. She is also the world’s oldest living woman.