Japan’s Jiroemon Kimura, the world’s oldest person and oldest man ever, died June 12. He was born April 19, 1897.
April 19, 2012 Jiroemon Kimura holds his great-great-grandchild in Kyotango, Japan. Kimura, the world's oldest person and the oldest man ever, died June 12 in a hospital where he had been undergoing treatment for pneumonia. He was 116 and had become the oldest person in December after the former title holder, a 115-year-old woman from Iowa, died, according to Guinness World Records. Kyodo News via Reuters Buy Photo