In Britain, Robert Weighton – the oldest man in the world. In March, he celebrated his 112th birthday.
In February, Waiton became the longest-lived man after the death of the Japanese Chitetsu Watanabe, who was also 112 years old.
A Uyaton family statement said he was an “extraordinary man” who “died peacefully in a dream of cancer.” This happened on Thursday morning.
Robert Weighton was born March 29, 1908, in the city of Hull (in Russian it is also called Hull) in East Yorkshire.
“Bob was an extraordinary person, and for his family, it was not at all because he reached such an incredible age,” his relatives said in a statement. “He was a role model for all of us, he lived his life communicating with great interest with by many people around the world”.
“He looked at everyone as his brothers or sisters and believed that he should take care of each other and treat everyone with love and understanding. He had a lot of friends, he read and talked about politics, theology, ecology, and much more until death, “writes the Uyeton family.
Birthday without a postcard from Elizabeth II
“He was very worried about the environment. The second bedroom in his apartment served as a workshop in which there were a lot of furniture, windmills, and puzzles that he made and sold to raise money for charity. We are very grateful that until the very end Bob remained our “witty, kind, knowledgeable, and able to talk with his father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. We will miss him very much.”
In an interview with reporters, he admitted that he was worried about the situation with the Covid-19. “During World War II, it was clear to us what we needed to do to win because Churchill had united the country,” said Bob. “We knew that we could win, but with this virus, everything is not clear”.
At the same time, Weighton refused to accept the traditional cards from the Queen, which in Britain are sent to all people who have exceeded 100 years of life.
“I don’t want to receive these cards anymore, because I already got 10 pieces, and I think that the queen should not spend time and effort on this. I chose the one on which she smiles and looks happy, and I’m I keep it on my desk, “he said.
Throughout his life, the British worked as an engineer, he had to go on long business trips to Taiwan, Japan, and Canada.
In an interview with the BBC, he said that the secret of his longevity is “try not to die.”
Robert Weighton was born on the same day as Britain’s oldest woman, Joan Hockard of Pula.
He has two children left, David and Dorothy, 10 grandchildren, and 25 great-grandchildren.
The oldest living person in the world is Japanese Kane Tanaka, she is 117 years old.