Venezuela’s Juan Vicente Perez Mora, the world’s oldest man, passes away at 114 | Global News

Juan Vicente Perez Mora, who was certified in 2022 by Guinness World Records as the oldest man in the world, passed away on Tuesday at the age of 114, according to officials and relatives. President Nicolas Maduro announced his death on social media, expressing that Perez had lived to the age of 114.

Perez was officially recognized as the oldest living man on February 4, 2022, when he was 112 years and 253 days old, according to Guinness World Records. He was a father of 11 and as of 2022 had 41 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, and 12 great-great-grandchildren.

Born in El Cobre in Tachira’s Andean state on May 27, 1909, Perez was the ninth of ten children. At five years old he began working with his father and brothers in agriculture with sugar cane and coffee harvesting. As time went on, Perez became a sheriff and played a crucial role in resolving land and family disputes while continuing his work in agriculture.

Perez’s passing marks the end of an incredible life that spanned over a century. His record-breaking age and legacy as the oldest man in the world have left an indelible mark on history. May he rest in peace

By Sophia Gonzalez

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