World’s oldest man dies at the age of 112

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The World’s oldest man Bob Weighton has died.

He died after a protracted battle with cancer, aged 112

His family in a statement said the supercentenarian died peacefully in his sleep, from cancer, on the morning of Thursday, May 28, 2020, at his flat in Alton, Hampshire, where he lived independently.

Dumitru Comănescu, a 111-year-old and 202-days Romanian man, inherited his title.

Weighton was an  English teacher but spent most of his life as a lecturer in marine engineering. He lived through the World Wars, the Spanish flu, the rise and fall of the Soviet Union, and the invention of the Internet.

Weighton also lived through for the reign of five monarchs as well as witnessed 26 Prime Ministers come and go.

Born on March 29, 1908, in  Alton, Hampshire.

In February, he was named the world’s oldest man, after Chitetsu Watanabe, from Japan, passed away at the age of 112, days from claiming his Guinness World Record certificate.

Weighton celebrated his final birthday on March 29, which was held behind closed doors due to the coronavirus pandemic.

He is survived by three children, 10 grandchildren, and 25 great-grandchildren.

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