World’s oldest Venezuelan man dies at 114

Juan Vicente Pérez Mora died on Tuesday at the age of 114.

Caracas, Venezuela:

Venezuelan Juan Vicente Pérez Mora, certified by Guinness World Records as the world’s oldest person in 2022, died on Tuesday at the age of 114, officials and relatives said.

“Juan Vicente Pérez Mora has gone to eternity at the age of 114,” Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said on the social media platform X.

According to Guinness, Pérez was officially confirmed as the oldest living person on February 4, 2022, when he was 112 years and 253 days old.

The father of 11 children, as of 2022 he had 41 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, and 12 great-great-grandchildren.

The farmer, known as Tio Vicente, was born on May 27, 1909, in the town of El Cobre in the Andean state of Tachira, the ninth of 10 children.

“At the age of five, he began working in agriculture with his father and brothers, assisting in the harvesting of sugarcane and coffee,” a 2022 Guinness statement said.

Pérez became a sheriff and was responsible for resolving land and family disputes while still working in agriculture.

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