World’s oldest man dies in Japan at age 113
The Guinness World Records had certified that Nonaka, born in 1905, was the world’s oldest man living, the Japan Today newspaper reported.
Guinness World Records is saddened to learn of the death of Masazo Nonaka. Aged 113, Masazo held the title of oldest living man from April 2018 to his passing yesterday at his home in Japan. https://t.co/3SmUHGbCpn— GuinnessWorldRecords (@GWR) January 21, 2019
Erika Ogawa, vice president for Japan at Guinness World Records, presented Nonaka with the official certificate in April 2018.
The deceased Japanese succeeded the world’s oldest living man after the death of Spaniard Francisco Nunez Olivera last year.
Nonaka's granddaughter expressed her shock over his death.
“Nonaka was as usual yesterday [Saturday] and passed away without causing our family any fuss at all,” she told reporters in Tokyo late on Sunday.
Father of five, Nonaka had gotten married in 1931. He had six brothers and one sister.
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