US, WASHINGTON (ORDO NEWS) — The oldest man on Earth, Briton Robert Weighton, passed away at the age of 112. His family said that Robert died in a dream in his apartment. In recent years, he had cancer.
In last year’s interview, he called himself an ordinary guy who was just lucky to live a very long life. In childhood, he, like everyone else, suffered from mumps, measles and whooping cough, survived the Spaniard epidemic and two world wars. Then he lived in Canada and Taiwan, where he suffered malaria and successfully recovered from “two or three” operations, including after a recent hip fracture.
Waiton celebrated his 112th birthday on March 29th, and he held the title of the oldest man on the planet for less than two months – his achievement was officially recorded in the Guinness Book of Records on March 31st. Prior to this, the oldest man on the planet was the Japanese Chitetsu Watanabe (on February 23, he died at the age of 112 years and 355 days).
Moreover, the British refused a traditional postcard on behalf of Queen Elizabeth II, which congratulates all subjects whose age exceeded the centenary. Waiton said he already has 10 of them.
Who will now get the title of the oldest man living on Earth is not yet reported. The oldest person on Earth is 116-year-old Japanese woman Kane Tanaka.
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