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

The Amazing Life of Juan Vicente Perez Mora, the Oldest Man in History

On Tuesday, at the age of 114, Venezuelan Juan Vicente Perez Mora passed away. Officials and relatives confirmed his death on social media, with President Nicolas Maduro expressing condolences for the loss of such an remarkable figure.

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

Born in El Cobre in Tachira state on May 27, 1909, Perez was the ninth of ten children and began working in agriculture at the age of five alongside his father and brothers in sugar cane and coffee harvesting. As he grew older, he became a sheriff and helped resolve land disputes while maintaining 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 history have left an indelible mark on history. May he rest in peace.

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