Oldest man in the world passes away just two months shy of his 115th birthday

Venezuela has lost its oldest living man, Juan Vicente Perez, just two months before his 115th birthday. The world’s oldest man was a humble and hardworking individual who lived through two World Wars and the Covid pandemic. He credited his long life to a variety of factors including hard work, rest on holidays, early bedtime, daily aguardiente, love for God, and always carrying him in his heart.

Born on May 27, 1909, Mr. Perez lived an incredible life that spanned over a century. He was married for 60 years to Ediofina del Rosario Garcia and had 11 children with them. Mr. Perez was also the father of many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. In 2019 he celebrated his 110th birthday and became the first male supercentenarian from Venezuela.

Local officials paid tribute to Mr. Perez’s optimism for life as he lived through such challenging times. Guinness World Records confirmed him as the world’s oldest living man when he was 112 years and 253 days old on February 4, 2022.

The governor of Tachira, Freddy Bernal expressed deep sadness at Mr. Perez’s passing, remembering him as an archetype of a humble, hard-working, peaceful man enthusiastic about family and tradition. President Nicholas Maduro also offered condolences recognizing Mr

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