The world’s oldest man, Tomoji Tanabe, died at his home in southern Japan on Friday at the age of 113, according to a local official.
Tanabe, who suffered from a chronic heart problem, passed away with his relatives at his bedside, said an official at Miyakonojo City, where he lived.
“Mr Tanabe was a symbol of Miyakonojo… and cheered up many residents,” making the town a byword for longevity, said Mayor Makoto Nagamine.
The world’s oldest known person is 115-year-old Gertrude Baines who lives in Los Angeles.
Log in to leave a comment. Sign In / Sign Up