World’s Oldest Man Dies At 114

Wed Apr 03 2024
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VENEZUELA: Juan Vicente Perez Mora, a Venezuelan who was certified by Guinness World Records in 2022 as the oldest man alive, passed away at the age of 114, as confirmed by officials and relatives, local media reported on Wednesday.

“Juan Vicente Perez Mora has departed this life at the age of 114,” announced Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on the social media platform X.

Perez attained the title of the oldest living man on February 4, 2022, when he was 112 years and 253 days old, according to Guinness World Records.

As of 2022, Perez was a father of 11, with 41 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, and 12 great-great-grandchildren. Born in El Cobre, a town in the Andean state of Tachira, on May 27, 1909, he was the ninth child among ten siblings.

“Starting from the age of five, he worked alongside his father and brothers in agriculture, assisting with tasks such as sugar cane and coffee harvesting,” stated Guinness World Records in 2022.

Perez later served as a sheriff, where he played a key role in resolving land and family disputes, all while continuing his work in agriculture.

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