The World’s Oldest Man, a Venezuelan, Passes Away at 114

Juan Vicente Perez Mora, the oldest man in the world as certified by Guinness World Records in 2022, passed away on Tuesday at the age of 114 in Caracas, Venezuela. The Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced his death on social media, acknowledging his long and remarkable life.

Perez was officially recognized as the oldest living man on February 4, 2022 when he was 112 years and 253 days old. With an impressive legacy that extended through multiple generations, he had 11 children, 41 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great-grandchildren.

Born on May 27, 1909 in El Cobre, a town in the Andean state of Tachira, Perez grew up as the ninth of ten children. From a young age he worked in agriculture alongside his father and brothers with tasks such as sugar cane and coffee harvesting.

Over time, Perez became a respected figure in his community and served as sheriff while continuing his work in agriculture. Known affectionately as Tio Vicente, he left a lasting impact on those around him through his dedication and wisdom.

By Sophia Gonzalez

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