114-year-old man passes away just shy of his 115th birthday

Juan Vicente Perez Mora: Venezuela’s Centenarian Pioneer of Agriculture Dies at the Age of 114, Breaking Guinness Record for Oldest Man in the World

Juan Vicente Perez Mora, a man who held the Guinness Record for being the oldest man in the world, passed away on Tuesday at the age of 114. Perez was officially certified as the world’s oldest man alive in February 2022 when he was 112 years and 253 days old.

Perez was born on May 27, 1909, as the ninth out of 10 siblings. He grew up in El Cobre, Táchira state, Venezuela, where he became an active participant in agriculture from a young age. Alongside his father and brothers, Perez worked in sugar cane and coffee harvesting when he was just five years old. Throughout his long life, Perez experienced many changes and historical events while continuing to work hard and provide for his family.

According to Guinness World Records, Perez fathered 11 children and had a large family consisting of 41 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, and 12 great-great-grandchildren. His legacy will be remembered by his family and the people of El Cobre as he leaves behind a testament to resilience and perseverance.

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro expressed his condolences on Wednesday, acknowledging Perez’s achievement of holding the Guinness Record for being the oldest man in the world.

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