April 14, 2024 2:52 pm
Oldest man in the world passes away just two months shy of his 115th birthday

Our reporters across the US bring you the latest headlines each weekday. In recent news, Juan Vicente Perez from Venezuela, who was just two months away from his 115th birthday, has passed away. Local officials paid tribute to his optimistic spirit and resilience as he lived through two World Wars and the Covid pandemic.

Guinness World Records confirmed Mr. Perez as the world’s oldest living man when he was 112 years and 253 days old on February 4, 2022. Born on May 27, 1909, Mr. Perez credited his long life to hard work, rest on holidays, early bedtime, daily aguardiente (a type of wine), love for God, and always carrying him in his heart.

He was married for 60 years to Ediofina del Rosario Garcia and had 11 children, 42 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, and 12 great-great-grandchildren. Mr. Perez became Venezuela’s first male supercentenarian in 2019 when he celebrated his

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