Death of Jiroemon Kimura

April 19, 1897 - June 12, 2013
Tokyo, Japan | Age 116

World's oldest person dies in Japan at 116
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The Associated Press

TOKYO (AP) — The world's oldest person has died at the age of 116. Japan's Jiroemon Kimura had been recognized by the Guinness World Records as the oldest living person, the oldest living man and the oldest man ever.

He died of natural causes Wednesday.

Kimura, of Kyotango, Japan, was born April 19, 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...

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