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Oldest Man in History Dies

 
 
Posted Wednesday, June 12th 2013 @ 10am  by Rob Quinn, Newser Staff

(NEWSER– Japan's Jiroemon Kimura has died after living longer than any man in recorded history. The 116-year-old was born in 1897, the same year as Amelia Earhart and a time when the average male life expectancy in Japan was just 44, the BBC reports. "He has an amazingly strong will to live," an 80-year-old nephew said in an interview last year. "He is strongly confident that he lives right and well." Kimura had seven children, 14 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, and 13 great-great-grandchildren.

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