Tuesday, February 25, 2020

World's oldest man dies aged 112 just days after claiming world record

The world's oldest man has died at the ripe old age of 112. Chitetsu Watanabe, of Joetsu City, Niigata, in Japan, had been certified as a Guinness World Record on February 12 before passing away on Sunday.

He died just 11 days before his 113th birthday at 11.10pm local time on February 23, according to reports, with Englishman Bob Weighton having now taken over his mantle of the world's oldest living man.

Mr Watanabe had succeeded German Gustav Gerneth who died on October 22, 2019, putting his long life down to laughing often and not getting angry, as well as trying his best to eat healthily.

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