On Tuesday, the world lost its oldest man, Juan Vicente Perez Mora at the ripe age of 114.

Mora, a Venezuelan, was certified in 2022 by Guinness World Records as the oldest man in the world.

World’s Oldest Man Vicente Perez Dies At 114
Vicente Perez

Venezuelan President, Nicolas Maduro, broke the news of his death via social media platform, X.

“Juan Vicente Perez Mora has transcended into eternity at 114 years of age”, he wrote.


Mora was officially confirmed as the world’s oldest man alive on February 4, 2022.

As at the time, he was 112 years and 253 days old, according to Guinness.


Perez At A Glance

He is a father of 11, and as of 2022 he had 41 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great-grandchildren.

The farmer known as Tio Vicente was born in the town of El Cobre, in the Andean state of Tachira on May 27, 1909.

He was the ninth of 10 children.

“At the age of five years old, he started working with his dad and brothers in agriculture and assisted with sugar cane and coffee harvesting,” a Guinness statement from 2022 said.


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Perez went on to become a sheriff and was responsible for resolving land and family disputes, while still working in agriculture.



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