World’s Oldest Man, 112, Dies in Japan

World’s Oldest Man, 112, Dies in Japan

The world’s oldest man credited his secret to long life was never drinking, never smoking, and never overdoing it.

Yasutaro Koide, born on March 13, 1903, died today in his native Japan. He was two months away from celebrating his 113th birthday. Koide was reportedly suffering from chronic health problems at the time, and died at a hospital in Nagoya, central Japan early today.

Koide was recognized as the oldest man on the planet by Guinness World Records in August. He worked as a tailor when he was younger.

The next oldest male is another native of Japan, 111-year-old Tokyo native Masamitsu Yoshida, born on May 30, 1904. Japan has roughly 61,000 centenarians, according to the nation’s family registration records (nearly 90% of that total being women).

The title of world’s oldest person still belongs to American Susannah Mushatt Jones of Brooklyn, New York, who’s 116 years young.

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