World’s Oldest Man Alive Dies In Japan – World Oldest Woman, Misao Okawa Replaces Him

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June 12, 2013 – World’s Oldest Man Alive, Jiroemon Kimura Dies In Japan, World Oldest Woman, Misao Okawa Now The Oldest Person Ever

Jiroemon Kimura, world’s oldest man alive is dead.

The super centenarian who had been recognized as the world’s oldest person ever died this morning of natural causes at the age 116 in Japan.

Kimura was born in Kyotango, Japan on the 19th of April, 1897.

According to Guinness, Kimura was the first man in history to have lived to 116 years old. Kimura became the oldest man ever on Dec. 28, 2012, at the age of 115 years, 253 days, breaking the record set by Christian Mortensen, a Danish immigrant to the United States, whose life spanned from 1882-1998.

The deceased has been replaced by another Japanese, Misao Okawa of Osaka who is now the current world’s oldest living woman.

She was born on the 5th of March, 1898 in Osaka, Japan.