World’s oldest man dead

Worlds oldest man dead



fullscreen National Guardsmen assist Juan Vicente Pérez Mora. Archive image. Photo: Gilberto Chacon/AP/TT

Venezuelan Juan Vicente Pérez Mora, who was named the oldest man in the world in 2022 by the Guinness Book of Records, died on Tuesday at the age of 114.

The record holder had eleven children. In 2022, he also had 41 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and twelve 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. He was himself the ninth child in a group of ten siblings.

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

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro commemorates his passing.

“Juan Vicente Pérez Mora has passed into eternity at the age of 114,” writes the president on X.