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Venezuela’s Juan Vicente Perez Mora, the world’s oldest man, passes away at 114 | Global News

On Tuesday, Venezuelan Juan Vicente Perez Mora, who was officially recognized as the oldest living man on February 4, 2022, passed away at the age of 114. Perez, 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 and began working in agriculture at the age of five, assisting his father and brothers with sugar cane and coffee harvesting.

As he grew older, Perez became a sheriff and was instrumental in resolving land and family disputes, all while maintaining his work in agriculture. His passing marks the end of an incredible life that spanned over a century. His record-breaking age and legacy as the oldest man in the world have left an indelible mark on history.

President Nicolas Maduro announced Perez’s death on social media, expressing that he had lived to the age of 114. It is reported that Perez had 11 children and as of 2022 had 41 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, and 12 great-great-grandchildren.

Perez’s passing is a reminder of how short our lives are compared to what we could achieve if we live long enough. His dedication to both his work and family will continue to inspire people around the world for years to come. Rest in peace Juan Vicente Perez Mora.

By Samantha Jones

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