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Wednesday 18 October 2017

'World's oldest man' dies aged 112

Sakari Momoi has died aged 112 (Kyodo News via AP)
Sakari Momoi has died aged 112 (Kyodo News via AP)
The world's oldest man has died in Tokyo, aged 112

The world's oldest man, a retired educator from Japan, has died at the age of 112.

An official from the city of Saitama said today that Sakari Momoi died from kidney failure yesterday at a nursing home in Tokyo.

Mr Momoi was born on February 5, 1903, in Fukushima prefecture, where he became a teacher. He later moved to Saitama, north of Tokyo, and served as a high school principal until retirement.

Mr Momoi was certified by Guinness World Records as the world's oldest man in August 2014, when he was 111.

Another Japanese man, 112-year-old Yasutaro Koide of Nagoya, succeeds Mr Momoi as the world's oldest man, according to the Los Angeles-based Gerontology Research Group.

The world's oldest person is an American woman, 116-year-old Susannah Mushatt Jones of Brooklyn, New York.

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