World's oldest person dies: Former Japanese postman was the last living man to have been born in the 1800s
Jiroemon Kimura, who was born in 1897, was the oldest ever living man
He died in his hospital bed after undergoing treatment for pneumonia
His death follows that of a Chinese woman who claimed to be 127
Attributed his longevity to sunlight and only eating until he was 80% full
By DANIEL MILLER
The last living man to have been born in the 19th century has died at the age of 116.
Jiroemon Kimura, who was born on April 19, 1897, was not only the world's oldest person but also the world's oldest ever living man, has died at the age of 116.
The former postman died in his hospital bed in Kyotango, Japan where he had been undergoing treatment for pneumonia.
Mr Kimura had been officially recognized by the Guinness World Records as the world's oldest living person and the oldest man ever.
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