The world’s oldest man, Bob Weighton, according to the Guinness World Records, has died from cancer in Britain at the age of 112, his family confirmed on Thursday.
Weighton took up the title of the oldest man in the world in February after the death of the previous holder, Chitetsu Watanabe of Japan.
Weighton was born in Yorkshire in northern England on March 29, 1908 and was one of seven children.
He is survived by his three children, 10 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.
He was recognised as the oldest man in the world after Guinness World Records’ senior gerontology consultant, Robert Young, scrutinised the evidence of his birth following Watanabe’s death earlier this year.
South African Fredie Blom claims to have celebrated his 116th birthday this month, but his age has not yet been verified by the records body.