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Oldest man in recorded history dies at 116 in Japan Published: June 12, 2013

TOKYO -- A Japanese man who was recognized by Guinness World Records as the oldest person in recorded history died on Wednesday, reports NBC News.

Jiroemon Kimura, a 116-year-old former post officer worker, was born in 1897 -- the same year as aviator Amelia Earhart and the year Britain's Queen Victoria marked her Diamond Jubilee. He died of natural causes in Kyoto prefecture.

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