Juan Perez, Guinness’ World Record Holder for Oldest Man, Passes Away at Age 114

Last of the Centurions: The Remarkable Life of Juan Vicente Perez Mora, Venezuela’s Oldest Man in History

Juan Vicente Perez Mora, a Venezuelan man who was known as the oldest man in the world, passed away at the age of 114. Guinness World Records awarded him this distinction on February 4, 2022, when he was 112 years and 253 days old. Mr. Mora attributed his longevity to a simple lifestyle that included hard work, rest, early bedtimes, a daily glass of aguardiente, and his strong faith in God.

Governor Freddy Bernal expressed his deep sadness at the passing of Juan Vicente Perez Mora, describing him as a humble and hardworking man who cherished his family and traditions. Mr. Mora was a father of 11, with 41 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, and 12 great-great-grandchildren. He began working in agriculture at the age of five and later became a sheriff known for resolving disputes in his community.

Throughout his life, Mr. Mora witnessed significant historical events such as both World Wars, the invention of television, and the moon landing. In addition to these milestones, he also survived COVID-19 in 2020. President Nicolas Maduro of Venezuela paid tribute to him on social media, offering his condolences to Mr. Perez’s family and the people of El Cobre, Tachira state. May God receive him in His eternal glory.

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