Bob Weighton: World’s Oldest Man Passes Away At 112


Oldest Man Died


The most grown man in both Britain and the whole world has died aged 112. Family members affirmed Bob Weighton, from Alton, Hampshire, who died from cancer. The retired teacher and lecturer witnessed all the major incidents that happened around the world. He also saw 26 Prime Ministers come and go and was alive for the reign of five rulers.


Dumitru Comănescu


Dumitru Comănescu, from Romania, is now the new world’s oldest man, aged 111 years and 202 days. Bob steps in this world in East Yorkshire, on March 29, 1908, the same day as the UK’s oldest woman, Joan Hocquard. The nation’s second-oldest woman, Violet Davies-Evans, from Spalding, Lincolnshire, was born on the following day.


Bob’s Family


Bob was a father-of-three and left behind 10 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren. He worked as an English teacher but spent most of his life as a lecturer in nautical engineering.


Guinness Records


The supercentenarian received his title in February after Chitetsu Watanabe, from Japan, passed away at the age of 112, just days after claiming his Guinness World Record certification. At the time, he simply promised to carry on as normal rather and said it would be sinful to honor someone else’s death. Bob added: ‘Well, I don’t feel happy because it means someone else has died.


Bob’s Birthday Canceled


I just accept it as a fact; it’s not something I ever expected, desired, or served for, but it’s just one of those facts of life. You might find it astonishing, but it’s just one of those things.’


Unfortunately, Bob had to cancel his 112th birthday part due to the coronavirus lockdown. He usually enjoyed a visit from the mayor at his care home, where local school students came and sang songs for him. After learning he’d be celebrating in isolation, he said: ‘I love reaching new people, so that hasn’t been perfect, but I’m not too annoyed about the birthday itself.’


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