World’s oldest person dies in Japan at 116

June 12th, 2013 by Staff

Okawa, who was born March 5, 1898, is also the world’s oldest living woman.

“Jiroemon Kimura was an exceptional person,” said Craig Glenday, editor-in-chief of Guinness World Records. “As the only man to have ever lived for 116 years — and the oldest man whose age has been fully authenticated — he has a truly special place in world history.”

Kyotango officials said Kimura’s funeral would be held Friday.

“Mr. Kimura was and will always be a treasure to our town, to our country and to our world,” said Mayor Yasushi Nakayama.


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