World’s oldest man is remembered after dying at age 116

TOKYO—Jiroemon Kimura, rap icon and holder of the Guinness World Record as the oldest person alive and the oldest man ever, died Wednesday in a freak Crokinole accident. He was 116.

Kimura, a longtime resident of Shitsushi, Japan, was playing the tabletop game with another unidentified man when he was struck by a flying gamepiece. He toppled backwards and reportedly murmured “Gofuku…” (Translation: “Kimono…”) before expiring. No one is certain why.

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