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Juan Vicente Perez Mora, world’s oldest man dies at 114

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Juan Vicente Perez Mora, world’s oldest man dies at 114

Juan Vicente Perez Mora, a Venezuelan certified in 2022 by Guinness World Records as the oldest man in the world, has died at the age of 114.

He passed away on Tuesday after age related health conditions, officials and relatives said.

“Juan Vicente Perez Mora has transcended into eternity at 114 years of age,” Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said on social media platform X.

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Perez was officially confirmed as the world’s oldest man alive on February 4, 2022, when he was 112 years and 253 days old, according to Guinness.

A father of 11, 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, and 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.

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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