World`s oldest man dies in Japan at 116

World`s oldest person in recorded history - 116-year-old Jiroemon Kimura - died of natural causes in his hometown in western Japan.

World’s oldest person now `last living man born in 19th century`

The world’s oldest person - Japan’s Jiroemon Kimura, 116 - is the last man alive to have been born in the 19th century.

Japanese man, 115, becomes world`s oldest person

Yasushi Nakayama, the mayor of Kyotango, near Japan`s ancient capital of Kyoto, confirmed Kimura`s status today, calling him "the pride of our town."