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The World’s Oldest Man, a Venezuelan, Passes Away at 114

On Tuesday, February 4, 2022, Juan Vicente Perez Mora, the oldest man in the world certified by Guinness World Records, passed away at the age of 114 in Caracas, Venezuela. His death was announced on social media by Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro who acknowledged his long and remarkable life.

Born on May 27, 1909, in the town of El Cobre in the Andean state of Tachira, Perez grew up as the ninth of 10 children. He began working in agriculture at a young age of five, assisting his father and brothers with tasks like sugar cane and coffee harvesting. Over the years he became a respected figure in his community serving as a sheriff and resolving land and family disputes while continuing his work in agriculture.

Perez left behind a legacy that extended through multiple generations with 11 children, 41 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great-grandchildren. On February 4th he was officially recognized as the oldest living man when he was 112 years and 253 days old. His dedication and wisdom have left an indelible mark on those around him. This information has been provided without any alteration by NDTV staff

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