World’s Oldest Man Dies

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The world’s oldest man, Yasutaro Koide, died at the age of 112 in Japan.

Koide died in hospital in the Japanese city of Nagoya, where he had lived for many years.

The super-centenarian, recognised as the world’s oldest male at 112 last year, died of heart failure and pneumonia.

Koide, a former tailor who was born on March 13, 1903 in Fukui prefecture, northwest of Tokyo, received a certificate from Guinness World Records confirming the achievement after another Japanese man who was just a month older died in July.

Japan is known for the longevity of its people and around a quarter of its population of 127 million is aged 65 or older.

Currently, the world’s oldest person is American Susannah Mushatt Jones who is 116 and was born on July 6, 1899.

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