Oldest Man in History Dies in Japan at 116

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Bulgaria: Oldest Man in History Dies in Japan at 116 Jiroemon Kimura died of natural causes on Wednesday in a hospital in Kyotango, Kyoto. Photo by AFP

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.

He reportedly had seven children, 14 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, and 13 great-great-grandchildren.

Kimura was born on 19 April 1897 and worked in his local post office until retiring.

He is said to have helped his son with his farming until he was around 90 years old.

He became the world's oldest living person in December, when the previous title-holder died.

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