TOKYO (QHA) -

Yasutaro Koide, the world's oldest man, died at the age of 112. Born on 13 March 1903, he was officially named the oldest man by Guinness World Records in August 2015.

According to Yasutaro Koide, he owed his longevity to a solely healthy lifestyle. He had never smoked or drunk, nor overdone things and lived with joy, BBC reports.

According to Japanese officials, Yasutaro Koide died of heart  failure and pneumonia. The title of world's oldest person is held by American woman Susannah Mushatt Jones, who is 116 years old. She took the title last year after the death of Misao Okawa in Japan at the age of 117.

The oldest person who has ever lived according to Guinness was Jeanne Calment of France, who lived 122 years and 164 days. She died in August 1997.

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