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

Juan Vicente Perez Mora: The Remarkable 114-Year-Old Man Whose Legacy Continues to Inspire the World

On Tuesday, Juan Vicente Perez Mora, the oldest man in the world certified by Guinness World Records in 2022, passed away at the age of 114 in Caracas, Venezuela. 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, Perez had 11 children, 41 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, and 12 great-great-grandchildren.

Born on May 27, 1909 in El Cobre in the Andean state of Tachira, Perez grew up as the ninth of ten children. From a young age he worked with his father and brothers in agriculture tasks like sugar cane and coffee harvesting. Over time he became a respected figure in his community and served as a sheriff while continuing his work in agriculture. He was affectionately known as Tio Vicente and left a lasting impact on those around him through his dedication and wisdom.

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