Posted on Saturday, 31 July, 2010 | 18 comments| News tip by: Still Waters
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Japan's oldest man at 111 years old was found to have been dead for 30 years and mummified in his own bed.
Police investigated his home after an official update on his wellbeing was requested by officials, despite his family's assurances that he was alive and well it turned out he'd actually been dead in his bed for three decades.
Police visited the home of Sogen Kato at the request of ward officials updating their list of centenarians ahead of Respect for the Elderly Day in September. Kato was born July 22, 1899, which would have made him 111.