- Chitetsu Watanabe was on Wednesday, February 12, presented with a certificate of the oldest male in the world by Guinness World Records
- Watanabe hailed from Nigiita where he lived in a nursing home before meeting his death
- The oldest man in the world died at the age of 112, only four years shy of the record for the oldest man ever, Jiroemon Kimura who died in 2013 aged 116 years and 54 days
World's oldest man, Chitetsu Watanabe, has died in Japan at the age of 112.
Watanabe died on Sunday, February 23, with his death being announced on Tuesday, February 25 by the Niigata prefecture government.
Legit.ng gathers that Guinness World Records took to Facebook to eulogise Watanabe.
"We are saddened to learn of the passing of oldest man Chitetsu Watanabe, who was presented with his record title just two weeks ago. Our thoughts and condolences are with Watanabe’s family," read the post.
The old man was residing at a nursing home in Nigiita, Japan.
According to CNN reports, world's oldest man was born on March 5, 1907.
He graduated from an agricultural school before securing employment at Dai-Nippon Meiji Sugar factory, after which he moved to Taiwan to help conclude sugar cane plantation contracts there.
Watanabe from Niigata, Japan who was aged 112 years, 344 days, was presented with a certificate of the oldest male in the world at a nursing home where he lived.
The deceased attributed his longevity to "not getting angry and keeping a smile on his face".
While in Taiwan he got married to Mitsue who bore him five children.
He served in the military towards the end of the Pacific war in 1944 before returning home where he worked at an agricultural department in Niigata until his retirement.
Watanabe was only four years shy of the record for the oldest man ever, Jiroemon Kimura also from Japan who died in 2013 aged 116 years and 54 days.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that
The disclosure was made on Twitter on January 1, 2020, by the .
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