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

On Tuesday, Venezuelan Juan Vicente Perez Mora, who was certified in 2022 by Guinness World Records as the oldest man in the world, passed away at the age of 114, according to officials and relatives. President Nicolas Maduro announced his death on social media, expressing that Perez had lived to an amazing 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 as of 2022 had a total of 41 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, and 12 great-great-grandchildren.

Perez, known as Tio Vicente, was born in El Cobre in Tachira state on May 27th in 1909. He was the ninth of ten children and began working in agriculture at five years old with his father and brothers harvesting sugarcane and coffee. As he grew older, Perez became a sheriff and played a vital role in resolving land and family disputes while still working in agriculture.

His passing marks the end of an incredible life that spanned over a century. His record-breaking age has left an indelible mark on history as the oldest man ever recorded by Guinness World Records. May he rest in peace.

By Samantha Johnson

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