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World’s Oldest Man Dies at 113 in Japan

Posted by admin on Jun 19, 2009

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.

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