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

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced the death of Juan Vicente Perez Mora, the oldest man in the world certified by Guinness World Records in 2022, on Tuesday. Perez passed away at the age of 114 in Caracas, Venezuela.

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

Born on May 27, 1909, in the town of El Cobre in the Andean state of Tachira, Perez grew up as the ninth of 10 children. He began working in agriculture at a young age, assisting his father and brothers with 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. Known affectionately as Tio Vicente, he made a lasting impact on those around him through his dedication and wisdom.

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