April 22, 2024 1:01 am
114-year-old man passes away just shy of his 115th birthday

On Tuesday, Juan Vicente Perez Mora, who held the title of the world’s oldest man alive, passed away at the age of 114. This news was reported by multiple media outlets and Venezuelan government officials. Perez, a resident of El Cobre in Táchira state, Venezuela, had been officially certified as the oldest man in the world in February 2022 when he was 112 years and 253 days old, according to Guinness World Records.

Perez was known for having fathered 11 children and having a large family consisting of 41 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, and 12 great-great-grandchildren. Born on May 27, 1909, as the ninth out of 10 siblings, Perez was actively involved in agriculture from a young age. He started working with his father and brothers in sugar cane and coffee harvesting when he was just five years old. Throughout his long life, Perez experienced many changes and historical events, leaving behind a legacy that will be remembered by his family and the people of El Cobre.

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro expressed his condolences on Wednesday while acknowledging Perez’s achievement of holding the Guinness Record for being the oldest man in the world.

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