Worlds oldest man, the UKs Robert Weighton, dies peacefully in his sleep at 112
Robert Weighton, the world's oldest man, died on Thursday at the age of 112, his family confirmed in a statement. "Bob was an extraordinary man, and to the family not really because of the amazing age he reached. Weighton, who was born in Yorkshire in the north of England on March 29, 1908, was officially named the world's oldest man after Chitetsu Watanabe, from Japan, died on February 23, aged 112 years and 355 days. Weighton later went on to teach at London's City University. According to Guinness World Records, the worlds oldest person is Kane Tanaka, who lives in Japan.