The 114-year-old man, who has been considered the world’s oldest man since 2022, died in Venezuela. “Juan Vicente Pérez Mora has gone into eternity at the age of 114,” Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro said on the online X service on Tuesday (local time). The Guinness Book of World Records officially confirmed Pérez as the oldest man in the world in February. 4, 2022 . At that time, the Venezuelan was 112 years and 253 days old.

Pérez leaves behind an extensive offspring. According to 2022 records, the father of 11 children had a total of 41 grandchildren, 18 of whom were great-grandchildren and 12 of whom were great-grandchildren. The farmer known as Tio Vicente was born on May 27, 1909, in El Cobre in the Andean province of Táchira, the ninth of ten children. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, at the age of five he began helping his father and siblings in agriculture, such as harvesting sugar cane and coffee.

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