The world’s oldest man just passed away. Yasutaro Koide was 112 when he died and lived in central Japan. Koide, a former tailor who was born on March 13, 1903 in Fukui prefecture, northwest of Tokyo, received a certificate from Guinness World Records confirming the achievement after another Japanese man who was just a month older died in July.
Koide died in a hospital in the central Japanese city of Nagoya, where he had lived for many years. He died of heart failure and pneumonia. Asked about the key to longevity, Koide had reportedly said, “The best thing to do is avoid overwork and live with joy.” The world’s oldest person is American Susannah Mushatt Jones who is 116 and was born on July 6, 1899, according to the Guinness World Records website.