TOKYO — A Japanese man who obtained his certificates because the world’s oldest man with a raised fist and massive smiles earlier this month has died at 112.
Guinness World Records had given the certificates to Chitetsu Watanabe on Feb. 12. The group and the funeral dwelling dealing with his providers confirmed Tuesday he had died Sunday. No trigger was given.
He had not been capable of eat lately and developed a fever and issue respiration a few days earlier than his loss of life, Japan’s nationally circulated newspaper Mainichi reported, citing household sources.
Watanabe is survived by his 5 kids, 12 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild, Mainichi said.
Watanabe’s household didn’t instantly reply calls to their dwelling.
Watanabe was born in 1907 and labored in Taiwan for 18 years. After returning to Niigata, northern Japan, he labored for the prefectural authorities till retirement.
He grew fruit and greens on the household farm and cherished cream puffs and bonsai, the Japanese conventional artwork of elevating small sculpted bushes.
He used to say the secret to longevity was to maintain smiling.
Guinness in Japan supplied its condolences to his household.
The oldest residing individual can be Japanese, Kane Tanaka, a 117-year-old girl.