Australia’s oldest man Dexter Kruger dies in his aged care home in Roma, Queensland

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Australia’s oldest man Dexter Kruger has died “peacefully” at the age of 111 and 188 days old in Pinaroo Roma aged care facility, 476km west of Brisbane.

Pinaroo Roma CEO Melanie Calvert said she would miss Mr Kruger, having spent “many years chatting to him and sharing stories”.

“With his age, however, it was to be expected and he died very peacefully”.

Mr Kruger became the oldest living person in Australian history on May 17, when, at 111 years and 124 days old, he overtook World War 1 veteran Jack Lockett, who died in 2002 aged 111 years and 123 days.

He grinned when he told an official from the Guinness Book of Records that his longevity was due to a weekly portion of chicken brains. He had previously said “eating half a dozen prawns” every day kept him alive for so long.