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Tokyo's 'oldest man' found dead for 30 years

July 31, 2010 | Comment icon 18 comments



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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.


Source: Telegraph | Comments (18)


Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #9 Posted by pixiii 12 years ago
Good grief. That poor old fellow.
Comment icon #10 Posted by Flamemagic 12 years ago
Wow. The fact that they kept it up that long is surprising.
Comment icon #11 Posted by 27vet 12 years ago
His grandchildren should have visited more often
Comment icon #12 Posted by thewild 12 years ago
lol denial... "He's just sleepin'"
Comment icon #13 Posted by Dancingtiger 12 years ago
The first several years would have been rank and nasty, with a lot of bugs you would think. Greed, or desperation even are pretty powerful to make you live with a dead body. Yuck, talk about un-hygienic.
Comment icon #14 Posted by j b 12 years ago
at least the smell would be gone
Comment icon #15 Posted by -Jaded.Silhouette- 12 years ago
People are, as I've said multiple times, disgusting. That poor old man.
Comment icon #16 Posted by brlesq1 12 years ago
Guess they're gonna have to give back all that pension money...
Comment icon #17 Posted by Mentalcase 12 years ago
I wonder if they wanted him, to remain to be the oldest living male in china?
Comment icon #18 Posted by Slorri 12 years ago
I wonder if they wanted him, to remain to be the oldest living male in china? Yes, or maybe the oldest dead male in Japan.


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