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Japan: The oldest man Masazo Nonaka dies aged 113 at his home

Japan: The oldest man Masazo Nonaka dies aged 113 at his home

Masazo Nonaka, the oldest man on the planet, dies aged 113 ay his home, confirmed his family. Nonaka died of natural causes at his hot springs inn, which has been in his family for four generations and is now run by his granddaughter Yuko.

The super-centenarian Nonaka lived in Ashoro on the main Japanese island of Hokkaido, he was certified as the oldest living man in the world last year at the age of 112 years and 259 days, SkyNews reported.

Upon receiving his Guinness World Records certificate, he revealed the secret to his long life was eating sweets and taking hot baths. In Japan, there are many super-centenarians, so, Masazo Nonaka was one of around 68,000 Japanese people aged 100 or older.

Masazo’s granddaughter Yuko told the local newspaper that all the family feels shocked at the loss of this big figure. “He was as usual yesterday and passed away without causing our family any fuss at all,” Yulo added.

Prior to Masazo Nonaka’s passing away, the oldest verified person ever is Jeanne Louise Calment of France, who died in 1997 at the age of 122, according to Guinness.