The world’s oldest man passed away early Sunday morning. Masazo Nonaka was 113 years old when he passed peacefully in his sleep of natural causes at his home in Ashoro on Japan’s northern main island of Hokkaido.
Nonaka was born on July 25, 1905, and grew up in a large family. He eventually took over the family business, a hot springs inn. In April 2018, he was certified by Guinness World Records as the world’s oldest living man.
He outlived all his siblings, his wife, and three of their five children. While he was wheelchair bound, he was known for wearing his trademark knit cap, eating sweets, and regularly soaking in hot springs.
In case you were wondering, the world’s oldest living person is Kane Tanaka, a 116-year-old Japanese woman from Fukuoka on the southern main island of Kyushu.
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