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

Venezuela’s Record-Breaking Oldest Man, Juan Vicente Perez Mora, Leaves a Lasting Legacy.

Venezuela’s oldest man, Juan Vicente Perez Mora, has passed away at the age of 114. Officials and family members confirmed his death on Tuesday. President Nicolas Maduro took to social media to express his condolences, calling Perez a living legend who had reached an incredible age.

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 had 41 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, and 12 great-great-grandchildren as of that year.

Born in El Cobre in the Andean state of Tachira on May 27, 1909, Perez worked in agriculture from a young age. He assisted his father and brothers with sugar cane and coffee harvesting before becoming a sheriff later in life. Despite his role as a law enforcement officer, Perez continued to work in agriculture throughout his long life.

Perez’s passing marks the end of an era for Venezuela and the world at large. His record-breaking age and legacy as the oldest man in history will leave an indelible mark on history. May he rest in peace.

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